Someone please help. The video I am seeing from my 5D MKII looks nothing like any video I see online.
Two things happen with mine...
First, almost everything I shoot contains what I would call either aliasing or stair stepping whenever any object containing straight lines against a contrasting background is evident. It is not even subtle, it totally ruins the clip! If I search for items which do not contain hard edged lines, I can avoid it to an extent, but in the real world I would say that almost everything I have shot contains something or another with objects that will indeed produce the problem. A lot of the online samples admittedly do not, but even ones that do, do not seem to show what I see in mine.
Second, it seems that most all video tonality-wise is rather heavy looking (shadow areas tend to look a bit darkish, lacking in detail, almost a little muddy). I can play with the profiles and make this look better, but they never quite seem to look as good as something shot with say an XHA1. Color doesn't seem all that great either.
Still images look wonderful. Among the best I have ever seen in a DSLR. So this makes me think the sensor is fine and that perhaps there is something I am just missing when it comes to video. I keep looking for some clue in the manual (maybe something that indicates I don't even have the camera set up correctly for video) but no dice.
Any clues as to what I may be doing wrong? I cannot believe what I see online from this camera when compared with what I see coming out of mine. I am almost ready to return the camera but feel that perhaps I am just not doing something right.
Anyone please help?