Olympus E-P2 Art Filter Video Samples – Another day another full SD card! Since posting my E-P2 review I have had some questions flowing into my inbox about the video mixed with ART filters. Many of you wanted to know what the video looked like when shot with the grainy B&W filter or the cross process. I decided to have some fun and shoot a few things around the house in each mode. I did skip a couple of these filters that I really do not care for like “pale light” and “diorama”. My favorite art filters on the E-P2 for images and video are the Grainy B&W and Cross Process. I have used both of these quite a bit and they cam be fun, even with video!
Some filters cause the video to be choppy and play with low frame rates. One in particular that I find pretty much unusable with video is the “Pinhole” and even “Soft Focus” filters. Just too choppy for my tastes. I admit, when video started popping up on DSLR’s I was against it. I was in the “keep it simple” camp and said if I wanted video I would buy a dedicated video camera. But with todays digital still cameras you can far surpass the quality of a say a $1500 video camera with an E-P2! Its pretty amazing really.
Something like a Canon 5DII or 7D can provide better video than some cameras costing $5,000. It’s all due to the sensor and the E-P2 has a much larger sensor than your typical video camera. With its in body IS you can use any lens and get stable shots. I hear that a GREAT lens for video on the m4/3 cameras is the Panasonic/Leica 14-150. Its big but provides a 28-300 zoom range with superior quality and the XSM motor for silent internal focusing. I would LOVE to buy this lens for video but its $1500. Maybe one day 🙂
The sample below was all shot for fun to show the ART filter effects with video. The only lens used was the Panasonic 20 1.7. Enjoy!