Fox to Air House Episode Shot with Canon 5D Mark II Tonight

May 17, 2010
Canon rig

Ok, fans of HD-DSLRs and the TV medical drama House, tonight's the night. From 8:00-9:01PM ET/PT, FOX will air the season finale of House which was shot entirely on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EF lenses.

For those keeping score at home, this will mark the first time an entire network TV prime time drama has been filmed on an HD-DSLR. Canon's so excited about this, they issued a press release this morning congratulating the cast and crew of House on their accomplishment. (We're sure Hugh Laurie is touched by this gesture.)

Below is the release and to the right is an image of a 5D Mark II/Red Rock Micro rig set-up similar to the one used to shoot House.

We haven't really followed the show much in recent years but are definitely tuning in tonight to see how it looks.


Canon U.S.A. Congratulates “House” on completing the first network television episode shot on a Canon DSLR
The Season Finale of HOUSE was shot entirely on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EF lenses
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 17, 2010 — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, would like to congratulate the cast and crew from the hit series HOUSE on filming the entire season finale episode on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. This crowning achievement marks the first network television prime time drama episode to be shot entirely on a Digital SLR camera, making it an industry-first.
In 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. 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.
“We take great pleasure in congratulating the cast and crew of HOUSE on completing the first network television episode to be completely shot on a DSLR camera,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A., “This milestone marks a paradigm shift in the way professional cinematographers and filmmakers capture HD video.”
The season finale airs tonight, Monday, May 17 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Canon encourages everyone to tune in tonight and watch. For more information on HOUSE, please visit
HOUSE is produced by Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions.

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