Reel World: Mercedes Commercial Shot on the Canon 60d & GoPro

Treetop is a small company based in Austria that were recently commissioned to film their first car commercial – an imageclip for Mercedes Benz featuring their SUV – the GLK. They were able to combine freeski action from two of the worlds best freeskiers, Stefan Häusl and Martin Misof, with some great driving shots of the Mercedes GLK. From their Vimeo site, Treetop says “For this project we used a Canon DSLR (60d) because of their small body, great image quality and aesthetics. The Skiing First Person shots are made with GoPro’s HD cam, which is an awesome gimmick for filming sports.”



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  1. eroto
    eroto says:

    Very very nice. Cant imagine how you got such beautiful shots with a 60D.
    Like to know about what other gear you used.
    Lenses, post-production, color grading, etc…
    looking forward to your reply.
    thanking you in advance

    • Kevin Karbon
      Kevin Karbon says:


      well it was a combination of 5d (close up drifts & wide angle drift at the turn, Jib shots), 60d (sportshots, Indoor Sequences,In Car Sequences, CloseUp Drift @ the turn) as well as some GoPro Shots for the Helmet Cams.

      Post Color Correction & Grading was done using the Adobe CS5 Suite, we also tried something new by mixing in a HDR Toning (just very decent) to get back some of the details within shadows & snow.

      best regards
      kevin (treetop)


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