M Carter Posted September 28, 2015 Share Posted September 28, 2015 Time for me to upgrade my "I own it" camera for non-rental projects. Thinking the NX1, but I don't know much about the current Sony lineup. I have the big broadcast video-style camera covered for events, etc. But looking for my "pretty camera" for planned & lit setups. I currently use a Nikon D7100, which has suddenly developed bad banding and pattern noise in the shadows - but only "every now and then". And it's limited to 30p @1080. I'm intrigued by the little Sony Mkii for $1200, but the wide DOF makes it not-great (but I may get one anyway for some uses at that price…)Here's my list of specs:$1500 or so.Don't care about audio quality - meters and a mic-in would be nice for synch. (And my preamped synch signal to the D7100 is usually clean enough to use in the edit if all the gain is staged well - very spoiled in that regard).APS-C / super-35 sensor - that's the sweet spot for me and my glass, don't need or want full frame. Would rather not deal with a speedbooster.4K, pref. 60p @ 4k. 120FPS or thereabouts at 1080. (I often do projects where I'll shoot effect plates in the studio and like to do this non-rental, take my time, experiment, etc…)Lens mount & sensor that can be adapted to my big collection of vintage Nikkors. Not concerned with AF or auto-exposure.Would love a wired trigger for crane work.Why not just grab the NX1?Dynamic range and transcoding time issues. How is dynamic range working out for people using the Log setup? Seems like the third party transcoding solutions are imperfect - gamma shifts, color shifts, etc. What's the latest and greatest?My editing setup is (til winter or so) a 2009 mac pro, internal raid, ram, fast video card (smokes pretty well for 1080 prores work) - so I don't know if switching to premiere for native H265 will be feasible. But will Premiere give me high-end batch transcoding to prores? (Never used it - in fact, I still edit with FCP7, most of my time is spent in after effects).I'm kind of spoiled by the D7100 - pull the card, throw into streamclip, beautiful Prores in minutes. But I do want 4K, for effects/motion graphics and reframing - reframing for dialogue edits would be huge for me. If someone is a real stuttery speaker or unfocused, I often deliver in 720 (for web video clients anyway) to hide all the damn cuts with closeups.NX1 users chime in, others - what cameras am I missing out there? Thanks all. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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