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
The HDR color wheels and magic mask of DaVinci Resolve Studio 17 are simply incredible!
For a long while now, we’ve been keenly aware that highlights in skin tones and light-colored fabrics have been difficult if not impossible to recover in post, leading us to re-examine our ETTR method. After watching a video by Gerald Undone, we tried using two zebra settings, aiming for an ETTR of only +1.66 stops… Read More
We hear repeated online the lie that Sonys are dreadful in mixed lighting, so we set about to disprove this fallacy, recording in a cafe illuminated by daylight and tungsten. Of course, they’ll say it’s gotta be a mix of tungsten, halogen, neon, fluorescent and daylight and HLG3 at ISO 50 or some other such… Read More
Leaked images of upcoming Sony 14mm f/1.8. The 12-24mm GM, 14mm GM, 20mm f/1.8 G, 24mm GM, 35mm GM, 50mm GM and 135mm GM are each indisputably the very finest instruments in their class – smaller, lighter, sharper, quieter and faster than any of the competition. We feel really sorry for all the trolls claiming… Read More
Up until recently, we’d been uploading HDR videos to YouTube at around half the recommended data rates, which are from 44-56Mbps for 24, 25 and 30 frames per second video. You can see for yourself whether 29Mbps encoded video looks any worse on your display by following the link in the video description.
We put Gerald Undone’s recommended exposure settings for S-Log3 to the test! He suggests setting C1 to Std+Range 55% for 18% gray, then using C2 Lower Limit 94+ to check for highlight clipping, resulting in an ETTR of +1.66. Previously, we just used the C2 setting by itself but often found it difficult to recover… Read More
Buying the latest and greatest is seriously tempting, but is it really worthwhile? Going from the MeFoto RoadTrip to a Gitzo carbon fiber tripod; from the a7 III to the a7s III; from the Shogun Inferno to the Ninja V; and from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 12 Pro Max: those were all substantial… Read More