The Ideal Cinema Camera

What are the minimum requirements when it comes to choosing a cinema camera?

When asked why he chose the Ursa 12K to make realistic fake window videos, Tim Pan (content creator for Media Storm), cited resolution, dynamic range, color science and the ability to record RAW as paramount. We’d add another requirement: the ability to edit raw effortlessly on a laptop without transcoding or lowering resolution.

Even though he owns the RED V-Raptor, the Canon EOS C70 is Parker Walbeck’s daily driver. He prefers it to the R5 C because the latter’s got no internal NDs, worse battery life, no XLR ports, no full HDMI, worse dynamic range and overall lower image quality; and if for some reason we weren’t able to purchase the Komodo, the C70 would definitely be at the very top of our list, especially since the firmware update adding raw video. We’d still like to pick up a C70, if only to add the HDR workflow to our Monster guide for completeness.

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