The digital film look on a budget – 10 years after the Arri Alexa, what gets closest for cheapest?

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Hard to believe it, but EOSHD is nearly 10 years old!

2010 was a big year for digital cinema. The 5D Mark II was in full stride kickstarting DSLR filmmaking. Arri’s first proper digital film camera the Alexa was released and revolutionised filmmaking at the highest levels. Now all these years later I’m still looking – not for the sharpest, highest K, most featured packed modern camera but for a camera costing less than $1000 which has the most Alexa-like image.

Not on a technical level, of course, but in terms of the feel of the images and how cinematic the end-results are when viewed on the big screen.

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First look at the Fujifilm GFX 50S – could this photo behemoth get RAW video like Hasselblad H6D-100C?

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It’s flown under the radar for video but the Sony 100 megapixel CMOS sensor is doing amazing things over in the Hasselblad camp – 4K RAW to be exact. You can see a great video of that below but first – I present to you the humble Fujifilm GFX 50S.

If I told you Fujifilm had a full frame mirrorless camera system to compete with the Sony A7R III, a lot of people would sit up and notice. However the GFX 50S is a medium format camera, and these don’t really register on the same radar screen as others.

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Blackmagic Pocket 4K is the most watched camera launch ever on EOSHD

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It’s been interesting to watch the response to this camera. 9 days after NAB, the thread about it on the EOSHD Forum has amassed over 92,000 views which equates to 10,000 a day for a single forum post. That’s the most enthusiastic response to any camera release in the history of EOSHD going back 8 years. People want RAW recording – and they want it for cheap.

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Magic Lantern Raw Video – Current camera capabilities, updated for 2017

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There are 3 performance classes of Canon camera for raw video. Which should you use and what image quality can you expect?

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Nikon Hacker enables raw video

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(Thanks to A1ex for the tip off). Developer “leegong” of Nikon Hacker has made enormous progress in getting raw video from the live view function of the Nikon D5100. Early builds of the patch output raw frames to the card and A1ex of Magic Lantern has written a prototype / test DNG converter.

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New and improved Canon 7D raw video with the Mosaic Engineering VAF-7D anti-aliasing filter

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In my opinion the Canon 7D is currently the best budget solution for shooting raw video. There’s plenty of used bodies going for $750 on eBay here – and that is practically a steal for 14bit raw video from a Super 35mm sized sensor… Stills camera is a mere bonus!

So to the big question – does the Mosaic Engineering VAF-7D filter completely cure the 7D’s raw video of moire and aliasing?

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Introducing the EOSHD Film LUT (for 5D Mark III raw and Resolve 10)

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For the full guide to the world of raw video on the 5D Mark III – order the EOSHD Shooter’s Guide book by Andrew Reid

With the new version of Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve (10.0) you can grade and edit 5D Mark III raw DNG sequences, with image quality at the Adobe Camera Raw level for the first time and performance through the roof.

EOSHD Film LUT is an instant cinema style which quickly and easily improves the look of 5D Mark III raw video in Resolve 10. No grading skills required.

This LUT gives you a more film-like image, a less harsh electronic look compared to the standard Rec.709 colour space and default settings. It gives you more detail in the highlights and a smoother more natural feel to colour.

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