adamoe Posted October 6, 2016 Share Posted October 6, 2016 I'd love some input here. I have a 5D MK III, but i want 4K dammit. the "goal" would be 4K 60 fps, which there's only 2 affordable cameras that offer - the 1D X 2, and the BlackMagic Ursa Mini.. or the C300 MKII, but wouldn't call $13000 affordable really. I use my camera 75% for video, but i have a leica M240 for shoots, however I like the flexible and speed of autofocus for shoots which the leica doesn't offer, which is the main reason I'm looking at the 1Dx2 now, my question is - what camera should I get as the "upgrade" for my 5D3 for "mainly" video purposes? option 1) 1DX2, - concern - no 4K External Recording (i use a BlackMagic Video Assist with my 5D3 and get glorious ProResHQ footage that swoops into resolve nicely. this I cant do with the 1Dx2 second concern is that regular HD looks like crap on the 1DX2 (supposedly - thats what everyone says.. oh, and no XLR input, which I can live with .. i have a recorder.. but does the footage you get on the camera have enough depth on its own for me to do nice color corrections in resolve? I'm a little worried about this because my 5D3, without the External video recorder is pretty bad when it comes to color correcting in Resolve. - also - the video files are slow and needs to be converted to ProResHQ before Editing. everyone also seems to be annoyed by the lack of Color Profiles, namely Canon CLog, how easy is it to find a good alternative? option 2) BlackMagic URSA Mini 4.6 - BlackMagic let me borrow one of these for a month, and it's really a good camera - but its ONLY video obviously, missing the still camera function :-/ Option 3) Sony A7S - everyone just seem to love this, but i know nothing about it - except it doesn't offer 4K60fps option 4) ... C300 Mk2.. not really an option as it's out of my budget by about 5K, lol, but thought i'd mention it.. is it 5K better than the 1dx2? .. and if I were to spent 14K, i would probably get a Red Raven + the works which is also, exactly 14K.. Option 5) ... 1Dc - does anyone buy that still? it's about 8K on B&H now. Option 6) - wait for the C100 MK3 - its supposed to have 4K lol. I should mention that I use the camera mainly for interview style, long form (30 minutes plus) shoots (beauty, makeup, fashion) - which means the 30 minute limit on the 1DX is annoying, but not a deal breaker - but when you color correct makeup, you need some color depth. love to hear your ideas thanks Adam Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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