by Sebastian Wöber | 13th November 2015
The Sony a7S II is shipping and many filmmakers rejoice as it is one of the best low cost video cameras out there right now. Last week we took a really close look at the differences between the Sony a7S II and the old Sony a7S. But how does this new camera compare to the Sony a7R II that was introduced just a few months ago? Here is the ultimate Sony a7S II vs. a7R II Test.Read more
by Sebastian Wöber | 24th September 2015
The Canon C300 Mark II is here and comes with a lot of high expectations by customers and a hefty price tag of $16,000. Many are willing to put down the investment as they anticipate superb image quality in return and a new flagship cinema camera that has been several years in development by Canon. In our test lab we took a closer look at the C300 Mark II’s performance and found it less powerful than expected.Read more
We all love to joke that we’ll fix it in post, but it doesn’t have to be that way. It does require a coherent thread of understanding from set lighting and perfect exposure, all the way to color correction. In this article we will take a close look at each step to remind us how to create a perfect picture and have less to worry about afterwards.Read more
by Sebastian Wöber | 18th July 2014
This is a dynamic range test and comparison between the Sony A7S, Arri Amira, Panasonic GH4, Canon C300, Canon 5D mark III and Canon 1D C.
The dynamic range is the range in luminance any given camera can capture. More range allows for more flexibility in post production and usually provides a more natural and hence more cinematic end result.
by Tim Fok | 23rd January 2014
The saga of the Magic Lantern raw hack was riveting, over the space of a couple of weeks we witnessed development initiating from the possibility of a (relatively slow) raw burst read out from the 5D Mark III, to full HD up to 25p continuous recording (30p recording also using careful considerations). It truly transformed the 5D Mark III, making it the only full frame raw video enabled camera. (more…)Read more
Before heading for a shooting trip to Croatia for a music video (to be released later this year), I decided to take both the preproduction KineRAW Mini and a 5D Mark III (Magic Lantern firmware for raw recording) with me to do some comparisons.
The wonderful and equally talented Nicola von Leffern (a very talented camerawoman in her own right – seriously do check out her videos and showreel by clicking here) agreed to be my camera test victim. Thanks Nicola!!
by Sebastian Wöber | 8th February 2013
In a topic named “Double Dragon” Jarred Land from RED posted these two still grabs from a prototype RED Dragon sensor shooting camera.Read more