"House" Finale Shot on a Canon DSLR

Canon reported on Monday that the season finale of “House” has been shot entirely on a high-end digital SLR, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. The episode marks the “first network prime-time drama” to be shot on a digital SLR.

Based on a preview clip I saw, the finale involves some sort of disaster trapping House and the case beneath a building. I’m not entirely sure if the video actually plays a role in the plot or not, or if it’s strictly incidental.

In any event, shooting a high-profile show like “House” on a digital SLR should validate the HD video capabilities that manufacturers like Canon have begun adding to their high-end and even mod-range cameras – even if Canon didn’t specifically say that the video shot was in HD.

addition to shooting the episode on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF lenses
were used for a complete Canon workflow for image capture, Canon said. “Recording every
second of footage to compact flash cards, the crew for HOUSE took full advantage
of a completely digital workflow and was able to complete filming the entire
episode in just 10 days,” the company said.

The finale ends tonight at 8:00 PM ET/PT on Fox.

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