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Everything posted by Jimmy

  1. ​I thought you shot in C-Log? Rec. 709 on the C300 has no where near 12 stops. I'd love nothing more than to be proved wrong and be able to get a 4K, 1080/120p camera with 11.5 stops, but the footage just doesn't show it (yet).
  2. I really don't see anything good in the Samsung image other than the resolution. The DR is not even close. Half a stop? You have to be kidding. You are, perhaps subconsciously, trying to make the C300 footage look like the NX1, not the other way around. Post both native files and we can grade it. I doubt the NX1 even has 10 stops.
  3. There is probably only X amount of stops between the paper being exposed and black. You could shoot on Dragon and get the same results. Maybe try it with a light bulb and expose the filament
  4. Why not wait until NAB until you hang them to dry though? Last week, you were saying how the 1DC was all the camera you will ever need (or words to that effect). Surely if they bring out a 1DC mk II that is within reach of the EOSHD userbase, it will be heralded as one of the most innovative cameras ever (the 1DC still is the most innovative video DSLR on the market, if you care about a cinematic image). If NAB comes and goes and all we get is a C300 mk II that is twice the price of the FS7.... Give them both barrels. Getting upset over a strategic still image camera seems futile though. Just reads like click bait.
  5. £6000, last price drop before it goes on eBay. Grab yourself the most powerful cinema camera in this price range, ready to shoot. Just to remind you... 4K, raw, 13+ stops, 24-120fps, 2K 240fps, UHD prores. Would consider A7s as part exchange, as I will be buying one soon too.
  6. Grammar policing... The most tedious part of the internet. Maybe time to get back to discussing the 1DC?
  7. That IBIS looks really great https://johnbrawley.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/olympus-comes-in-from-the-filmmaking-wilderness/
  8. I think points 1) and 2) might be the same thing, William. Fast action shots with even the faintest rolling shutter could be the very thing that is pulling you out of the illusion of the cinematic experience. Great post, by the way.... there is a reason people are nostalgic about film. It is because it is a beautiful format.
  9. I really don't see this as bad news... they have made a photo centric camera, logic dictates that they will also make a video centric camera.
  10. Something that doesn't seem to have been mentioned is CMOS/rolling shutter. The only digital camera that combats this and also has the resolution, DR and colour rendition to really challenge the best film stock is the Sony F65 (some might argue the F55, but it's not in the same league). You can make amazing, amazing films with the likes of the Alexa and Epic... But to say they "beat" all aspects of film is not factually correct, as they have some rolling shutter. None of us can really put our finger on exactly why people respond so well to film, but I think a lack of RS is part of it.
  11. You might want to reread what I said.... I didn't say you shouldn't moan about Canon, waste your time however you want... I said you should point the same spotlight on Nikon and others. Nikon were the first to "invest in video" as you put it. I'll waste no more time on this topic. Don't like Canon? Go buy a camera you do like.
  12. Your argument seems to be that there is no difference.... in which case, why care if something is shot on film or digital? It's not your money or time.
  13. You realise that film gets digitized right? You can stretch that image any which way you want. Each film stock is just another "sensor", at the end of the day.. Just an analogue one with a look that some people think is right for them. Choice is good.
  14. There are alot of valid reasons that most films are shot digitally.... But if a crafted film maker wants to use film and knows what they are doing, how is that a bad thing? It is like wanting to stop making pianos because it takes longer to tune, is heavier to carry and a digital piano can now recreate the sound (debatable). To me, The Dark Night was, visually, one of the most stunning films of a generation.... Maybe it would look just as good in digital (if a 65mm digital cam even existed then). Why take away the choice though or be unhappy that the choice is now going to be available?
  15. ​You answered your own question... The magic of having a film camera on set is the image quality and the feel.
  16. A couple of years ago, you were championing shooting 1 second 4K raw with a Nikon v1 and said it was a good way to get focused on the art.... Now 12 minutes of film is too restrictive and cold? I'm happy that film is going to be available. The more options the better....... In the right hands, it is still the most visually appealing image in the world, with a certain magic that I have yet to see with digital. I only had the pleasure to shoot 16mm at college, but it was and still is special.
  17. Cool thanks, I generally expose to protect highlight anyway as I'm not shooting people/skintones, but some cams can offer a bit of highlight recovery with log.
  18. I'm gonna test a 1DC soon.... Do you recommend ETTR?
  19. Before the inevitable "Canon sucks and have no innovation" fallout, it should be noted that the other camera producers who don't also have a vested interest in 4K tvs also do not offer consumer 4K. Nikon, Pentax, Olympus etc... As it stands, Canon are the only company that have internal cinematic 4K in a DSLR. They are innovative, it just comes at a cost. Anyway, the HDR mode sounds quite interesting, especially if the HD is properly resolved.
  20. I think alot of shooters who are now used to the DSLR experience would baulk at the size of the FS7. I am shooting in Iceland next month and seriously looking into the 1DC to save me lugging a big camera (and tripod) around
  21. Or maybe we get ripped off, like normal in the UK! I remember it being £7k inc. VAT in December though.... That is strange.
  22. It's a shame.... on paper, the NX1 is pretty special and I was buzzing when they mentioned a log like gamma.
  23. Any thoughts on doing a shoot out... 1DC (Log) v NX1 (DR Gamma)?
  24. Epic, new.... I'm addicted to high frame rates now! Scarlet Dragon is very nicely spec'd though. If the slow motion options were downscaled, not windowed, i'd be tempted. That is one of the great things about the FS700/OQ7.... the 240fps is still S35.
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