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Let's consider the facts:

- it's a 1920x1080p image, so there's a good chance that the camera records 1080p native video. It might have been downscaled from UHD, because the in-focus image area is very sharp, but then the color noise artifacts/green-magenta banding shouldn't be there. Or maybe it was recorded in UHD at high ISO.

- it's likely from a large sensor camera given the shallow depth of field; the sensor size must be at least 1", more probably MFT or APS-C.

- it clearly has color artifacts from 8bit 4:2:0 recording, and must have been recorded with a consumer codec (either h264 or h265 with consumer camera-level bitrates)

- it must come from a camera that emphasizes sharpness over color resolution. It can't be a Canon DSLR, the image also looks too sharp for Nikon DSLR video (unless some clever sharpening was applied in post), so the likely candidate would be some MFT sensor Panasonic camera (skin tones of the image look very GH-ish!) or maybe a recent Sony or Samsung camera.

If it's not a GH2, it might have been a camera from the GH3/GM1/GX7 generation.

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Samsung NX1 is the correct answer.

UHD, ISO 100, 85 mm f/1.4.

It's actually a screenshot from Premiere's fullscreen preview, so that's why it's 1920x1080 (display is using that resolution). I don't know if print screen + pasting into photoshop + exporting for web made any difference in terms or banding or anything.

I personally like it really much how this camera handles the colors. I've used GH3 and LX100 before it, and it was really difficult for me to get natural look out of those cameras. Lips were always purple.

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Well, if you had marked the frame with in- and out-points in the timeline and used Premiere's export function to render directly to a TIFF, you would have had a much better quality image. (The video preview image in any NLE always sacrifices quality in favor of quick rendering.)

Could it be that your eyes are not very trained yet? Otherwise you would have noticed the bad color banding in the background, bad color resolution in the skin tones and sharpening artifacts on the talent's pores, and the green tint on the skin and part of the eyes (which might come from energy-saving light bulbs)...

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Well, if you had marked the frame with in- and out-points in the timeline and used Premiere's export function to render directly to a TIFF, you would have had a much better quality image. (The video preview image in any NLE always sacrifices quality in favor of quick rendering.)

Could it be that your eyes are not very trained yet? Otherwise you would have noticed the bad color banding in the background, bad color resolution in the skin tones and sharpening artifacts on the talent's pores, and the green tint on the skin and part of the eyes (which might come from energy-saving light bulbs)...

So, basically all your technical mumbo jumbo was about a screenshot rather than an actual frame?

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Its an amazing frame grab! The original must be good enough to be used as a picture, im sure.

Its funny to see the "specialists" thinking that the banding in the bokeh areas are from the original video. Not even a cheap cellphone creates that much artifacts.

 

But hey, thats the internet. People can only see the bad things! I would love to see some videos shot by those guys. I bet that they are perfect.

 

To the OP - Thats a beatiful looking image. The bokeh is also very smooth. Make sure to post a video next time. I bet it looks nice too!

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Samsung NX1 is the correct answer.

UHD, ISO 100, 85 mm f/1.4.

It's actually a screenshot from Premiere's fullscreen preview, so that's why it's 1920x1080 (display is using that resolution). I don't know if print screen + pasting into photoshop + exporting for web made any difference in terms or banding or anything.

I personally like it really much how this camera handles the colors. I've used GH3 and LX100 before it, and it was really difficult for me to get natural look out of those cameras. Lips were always purple.

I really enjoy the NX1's colors as well. That skin is beautiful. Do you mind sharing your camera settings and some info on your color correction? 

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