Posts Tagged ‘cameras’

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$1295, September, needs expensive CFAST cards or external USB-C drive (cheaper?), new low-light capability.

 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

 

 

Ursa 4.6k vs. GH5

Posted: June 27, 2017 in -
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Geoff Boyle discusses choices when it comes to shooting:

He says a lot of the things I mentioned in this article :)

Directors: How to Choose a Camera System

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Aja Cion Camera

Posted: September 13, 2014 in -
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Am I in love with this cam? Well the DR maxes out at 12 stops, but damn the colors and the feel of the images are very filmlike. It could have a very nice sensor, which I’m not an expert at evaluating. All I know is that the recent Sony competitor had video-looking dry images that left me cold.

This new AJA cam has a film aesthetic right out of the box, and look at those ergonomics! It’s got everything you might want to shoot a documentary or whatever.

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($9,000?)

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Racist blonde nutcase goes off…

 

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This may be the first still camera / movie cam I actually lust for.*  Passes for film in my book, and it does low light to ISO…

 

 

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400,000.

 

 

The sensor has something going for it you’ve never seen before.

 

Cost: $2500.  Ouch.  Nothing like the ridiculously priced Canon 1dc, which was the biggest ripoff I’d ever seen.  And this cam may blow it away.

 

* I have not seen the rolling shutter issue, as all shots are static and stable.  Needs more testing.

 

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I almost forgot!  Sony is claiming “15.3 stops” of dynamic range in raw mode.  Not sure the availability of recording RAW moving image, but we’ll see.  The ARRI Alexa has 14.3 stops; so ponder that, young grasshopper.

 

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