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I've been really inspired by some of the work done on this camera...Just wanted to create a topic where any NX1 owners can upload their latest films...If you like, feel free to share anything you think helped you get the image you arrived at...lenses used, LUTs used, etc.  

Here is my latest.  Rokionon 35mm and Sigma 18-35mm lenses.  Osiris LUTs.

 

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EOSHD Pro Color for Sony cameras EOSHD Pro LOG for Sony CamerasEOSHD C-LOG and Film Profiles for All Canon DSLRs

It's all Samsung NX1 (except for a couple of  drone shots) with the Kinoseed bitrate hack (180mbs), using Andrew's Gamma DR profile. Lenses: Samsung 16-50 S, Rokinon 12mm and 85mm, plus some lensbaby. I used a couple LUTS by luts.iwltbap.com and FilmConvert in post. Filmed in 4K converted to ProRes for editing in Premiere. Yes, I know Premiere supports H.265, but I've had nothing but problems with H.265 files since the last update. Exported to 1080.

What's it about? 

What do you call a ghost town that still has people living there? This documentary is a peek into the world of some folks that live in what others call a "ghost town." Haunted kewpie doll, boot fence, dream cowboys, custom caskets, and stories of healing are all there in the Dreamworld.

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A video I made to a song I recorded with some friends of mine. 120fps, Rokinon 85mm 1.4, Gamma DR (Andrew's settings) with the Log LUT, FilmConvert using Sony Slog profile. 

 

Video of a recent trip to Scotland and Iceland. Rokinon 12mm F2, Canon FD 24mm F2 and 50mm 1.4. FilmConvert NX1 profile. Music is something I recorded at home.

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@iamoui

In my eyes, "Baltimore" is some footage highlighting the strengths of the NX1. The NX1 simply delivers one of the best 120fps 1080p quality (apart of much more expensive pro cameras) available on the market. I personally love the amount of detail and (sometimes) the unbelievable "clinical sharpness" of this camera...
BUT it's not very easy to get to a cinematic look (texture, the right amount of grain and smoothness, "flair", etc.) into the footage. I've seen some specialists yet, who were very capable in NX1 "cinematic postproduction", but 95% of the as cinematic declared NX1 footage is simply failed wannabe - when talking about "filmic look"...I'm still putting a bunch of time in getting to the right workflow and balanced colour science and texture in post...Just hoping to get there someday... ;-)

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1 hour ago, Arikhan said:

@iamoui

In my eyes, "Baltimore" is some footage highlighting the strengths of the NX1. The NX1 simply delivers one of the best 120fps 1080p quality (apart of much more expensive pro cameras) available on the market. I personally love the amount of detail and (sometimes) the unbelievable "clinical sharpness" of this camera...
BUT it's not very easy to get to a cinematic look (texture, the right amount of grain and smoothness, "flair", etc.) into the footage. I've seen some specialists yet, who were very capable in NX1 "cinematic postproduction", but 95% of the as cinematic declared NX1 footage is simply failed wannabe - when talking about "filmic look"...I'm still putting a bunch of time in getting to the right workflow and balanced colour science and texture in post...Just hoping to get there someday... ;-)

Lens + Light. The most cinematic looking are the ones shot with inexpensive lenses like the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4. The ones with an overabundance of detail and shot in harsh light, well... 

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Heres my latest entries :
 

 

This last one is still private, its only due next week, but since this is a specialty forum, there should be no harm. Everything shot on the NX1+16-50s 2.8, and graded with my own Vellichor luts, available for purchase here if any of you wants to have a look - https://sellfy.com/p/HNAk/

Hope you guys enjoy :D

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@jonpais

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The ones with an overabundance of detail and shot in harsh light, well... 

High contrasts (highlights <--> shadows/blacks) are poison for this camera - because it simply can't handle them...The NX1 has a poor DR, one of the first shooters mentionning this fact was Noam Kroll, who compared it with the GH4 (it was worse than the GH4 in DR). From a pixel peaper POV: The NX1 is simply not a camera for highly contrasty situation, because it fails. The video I mentionned above doesn't contain "critical scenarios" for the NX1...And I believe, it's very important for a shooter to recognize "the most appropriate shooting scenarios" for a certain camera...The NX1 is not "an universal talent" - too sad...

About one year ago, I visited a professional photographer who shot 4K product videos with the NX1 in his studio. He had a very good and experienced lighting conception and his clients paid quite much money for perfectly and tack sharp product videography. At that time, I didn't understand why....Because he created the best possible lighting situation for the NX1 and so this device could demonstrate excellence in IQ (perfect and balanced lighting doesn't require as much DR)...It was all about lighting and experimenting with a camera strengths and weeknesses.

@ricardo_sousa11

Your "The Blossom of us" is a very nice piece of work. Very artistic and a nearly perfect match to camera's characteristics. Congratulations!

Though, you can see the scene, when you shot against the sun, the NX1 failed completely (lack of DR). You gilded this critical situation somehow because of your experience with the camera, in composing and artistic skills... ;-)

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18 minutes ago, Arikhan said:

@jonpais

 

@ricardo_sousa11

Your "The Blossom of us" is a very nice piece of work. Very artistic and a nearly perfect match to camera's characteristics. Congratulations!

Though, you can see the scene, when you shot against the sun, the NX1 failed completely (lack of DR). You gilded this critical situation somehow because of your experience with the camera, in composing and artistic skills... ;-)

Thank you!

Dynamic range is the NX1 weak point, specially the highlights, you really need to preserve as much highlights as possible or else the image will become very digital. However, having tried a lot of "prosumer" cameras (nothing fancy, just Canons, Nikons, Sonys, Panasonic etc) this is yet my favorite camera...even against my new sony a7sII...And im not just talking about the experience, but the image itself, samsung surprises me everytime I load my sd cards in my computer, and with the sony, only after quite a bit of tweaking the image starts to look good. Maybe because im still not used to this camera, but the NX1 was an amazing surprise, and it was worth every single penny I payed for it.

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@ricardo_sousa11

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but the NX1 was an amazing surprise, and it was worth every single penny I payed for it.

It's just a great camera for stills and video...I own and use it too...This little and cheap camera is something very special - with many strengths BUT many flaws too (lack of DR, very bad in low contrast + low light)...

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you really need to preserve as much highlights as possible or else the image will become very digital.

Some weeks ago, I did a very interesting experiment: I shot some stills with the on camera flash and exagerated experimentally by "plusing" the internal flash till total over exposure...The image I got was totally white (because over exposed)...BUT I could recover the (RAW) image nearly completely in post.
Trying to do same thing by underexposing, resulted in a miserable (ruined) image: The shadows couldn't be recovered in post...

Shooting ETTR in highly contrasty situations with the NX1 is quite impossible, because the incapability of recovering shadows without noise (colour noise too) and artifacts...
Shooting with the NX1 requires a clear view and planning, if you don't want to run in the "lack of DR tap" (highlight clipping, ruined shadows and blacks, etc.)...

Many limitations, but much magic too.... ;-)

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Arikhan, this is very odd since (for stills) I have exactly the opposite result as yours! I can push the shadows at least 4 stops, before they get too much noisy.

 

And the dpr tool is confirming this, where NX1 is on par or better than the best FF cameras out there, in pulling exposure in post.

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@Marco Tecno

This week I have much work for school, but I hope to get the time next week to show you what I mean...I will post the experimental RAW (DarkTable) images here.
BTW: DPReview is not right. By far...The NX1 breaks down in ***decent light*** and low contrast situations: 45mm F1.8 - 1/200 shutter - ISO 3200 --> not only ugly noise, but completely crushed colours (blue eyes getting brown-grey)...It's not only bad, it's a massacre....

As said, I will post the images including settings and describing the shooting scenarios...

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I can push the shadows at least 4 stops, before they get too much noisy.

Yes, d'accord...but NOT in really low light and low contrast situations...The theoretical ISO excellence DPReview claims is useless...Because DPReview tested in good/normal lighting conditions...In ***real*** low light + contrast conditions, the camera IQ breaks down when high ISO needed...

High ISO testing in good lighting is like testing an umbrella in sunshine and claiming "it's phantastic for rain"... ;-)

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11 hours ago, ricardo_sousa11 said:

Heres my latest entries :
 

 

Very nice! 

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This last one is still private, its only due next week, but since this is a specialty forum, there should be no harm. Everything shot on the NX1+16-50s 2.8, and graded with my own Vellichor luts, available for purchase here if any of you wants to have a look - https://sellfy.com/p/HNAk/

Hope you guys enjoy :D

The wedding video, I couldn't stop watching, I just had to watch till the last second. Nicely done mate.

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