pietz Posted September 1, 2012 Share Posted September 1, 2012 [quote name='EOSHD' timestamp='1346500644' post='17089'] What a condescending tone. ProRes on the Alexa is not the same as ProRes on the Blackmagic. I don't yet know how ProRes performs on this camera, I very much doubt it will give you 13 stops of usable dynamic range or as much as raw. It certainly doesn't give you as clean resolution or as much or if or a way to reduce aliasing by downsampling in post to 1080p and equally it doesn't up-res as well to 4K. So let me get this straight, with your $2.5k budget you spend a boat load of cash on a monitor, 20 people to construct a tent so you can see it, a truck with a generator so you can power it and then two more trucks so you can move it around. Takes you an hour to move 100m with that crap. And you have this Alexa beast that shoots ArriRaw... AND... You choose NOT to shoot raw to gain a little hard drive space. Insane! I'm not anti-ProRes. I'm just in love with the look of CinemaDNG on the Blackmagic and that extra resolution provided by 2.5K and the way the raw material can be pulled around so much in post. Image quality all the way for me. I feel that if the film and TV industry really wanted convenience and to save money, ProRes is the last thing I'd look at frankly. If only you guys listened to all that new blood with the better ideas THEN you would save time and effort, instead of dismissing them as not knowing what they're talking about. [/quote] the point was not that we're shooting ProRes because its cheaper. thats actually why i mentioned the budget, to make sure that you know its not about the money. but shooting in raw is just not neccessary on the alexa. it just isnt in a real life example. shooting in prores however makes the workflow faster and easier. and the "faster" part is priceless in the advertising industry. yes my tone is condescending because there are a few people here who worked with raw stills instead of JPGs and they translate this example into motion picture with raw and prores and thats just not the same! thats why i told you to try it yourself. Andrew, i know that there are many professionals out there doing something that has always been done like that, but that doesnt apply in the digital world. everything is still so new to professionals that they do every possible test to determine if you get any real life benefits when you shoot raw. you, thinking that a couple of guys with new ideas would make it better than professionals, without actually knowing how and why they do it that way, makes you ignorant. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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