Technically, both shoot 10bit but the C200 is really going to be an 8bit camera for 95% of the people who use it.
Sony have now taken their Alpha re-think to the mid-range NEX 6 mirrorless camera. For video it looks like an interesting alternative to the ageing NEX 7, adding a 16:9 screen, zebra, dedicated movie mode, new sensor and uncompressed HDMI output.
It also points to some of the new features we’re sure to see on the NEX 7’s actual successor, the A7000.
Based on a pre-production model
Since the GH1 I have been shooting with Panasonic’s mirrorless system for video. Without this series of affordable cameras my early work as a cinematographer and filmmaker simply wouldn’t be the same. The GH4 marks a much needed major leap for the line, the first to shoot 4K to an efficient internal codec AND output 10bit 4:2:2 1080p over HDMI to an affordable external recorder like the Atomos Ninja!
On a visit to Panasonic I got to see the camera, see 4K sample footage and give my feedback. Here’s an account of what I saw…
Sony seem to have worked hard in optimising the A99 for video, and not just stills only.
Point by point, EOSHD takes a first glance at the official information…
The future is here but it seems nobody checked to see if it looked any good.
Shot with a 3D Red EPIC rig at 48fps, Peter Jackson’s return to the world of JRR Tolkien has been ‘stripped of the magic of cinema’ according to many who saw the advance press screenings by Warner Brothers.