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'Captain America' shot by EOS 5D Mark II

The feature film, "Captain America: The First Avenger", used the 5D Mark II to shoot motion sequences that were seamlessly integrated with the production's 35mm film footage.

"The challenge with a lot of action photography is getting the camera in the right position," noted Jonathan Taylor, second unit director/director of photography. "I'm always looking to get the camera into impossible to reach places because those kinds of shots make action sequences much more exciting. Most 35mm motion-picture cameras and even the leading digital cinematography cameras are just too big to get into interesting positions."

Action scenes in "Captain America: The First Avenger" in which Taylor used 5D Mark II cameras for POV (point-of-view) shots include a car chase and crash and a high-speed motorcycle pursuit. The small size of the camera enabled Taylor to mount it on the interiors and exteriors of moving vehicles to capture dramatic action shots. Th…