Back in May, when we tried racking focus with Imaging Edge, the app seemed sluggish and unresponsive. We thought we’d revisit the app again, and just as before, tap-to-focus wouldn’t respond when tapping on the curtains behind us. The aperture was f/1.8, transition speed set to 1. If you notice something different about the look,… Read More
Graded with Colloid 2.0.
CineD recently published an article in which the author disputes Sony’s claim that the FX9, FX6 and FX3 shoot 16-bit RAW video but brings no facts to the table, only unfounded speculation. The very first paragraph proclaims, “In fact, a true 16-Bit sensor readout only belongs to high-end cinema cameras. Yes, that’s one of the… Read More
How well does the new Voigtlander Apo 35mm f/2 aspherical stack up to the Sony 35mm f/1.4 GM? In the most critical areas, like architectural and landscape photography, the two lenses might be difficult to tell apart (although we still think the Sony will prevail); however, with its fast f/1.4 aperture and the quickest, most… Read More
For our friends who are still shooting with the a7 III, here are some exposure tips. First, it is highly inadvisable to shoot either S-Log 2 or S-Log3, with the a7 III. It will result in ugly banding which cannot be removed in post. Those who think banding only occurs in skies are sorely mistaken –… Read More
While there are exceptionally few examples of actual living, breathing human beings in HDR YouTube videos, of the negligible number that do exist, too many suffer from one or more of the following: bizarre colors, excessive noise, outrageously intense specular highlights in teeth, eyes or jewelry and an obnoxious lack of tonality, hues, texture and… Read More
We had to re-upload this video because the soundtrack is being released on a label and the owner revoked the creative commons license. Not sure how kosher that is.
Since we picked up a set of Nanlite Forza LED monolights and started grading ProRes 4444 in DaVinci Resolve Studio 17, it’s like we’re dealing with a completely new camera altogether! Skin tones are the most accurate we’ve seen from any mirrorless camera and the image quality rivals that of cinema cameras costing thousands more.… Read More
I just picked up the Sony 50mm GM this afternoon. It’s surprisingly compact for a lens of those parameters and feels reassuringly solid. The FX3, on the other hand (which I had a chance to play with at the shop), missed an opportunity: the awkward placement of the joystick, record button and on/off switch were… Read More