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#1 Jorge Regula

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 07:03 AM

Hello, I will shooting a music video on a stage with a white backdrop. It was originally gonna be a 5d shoot but Last minute a red epic has become available however I am not as knowledgeable with this camera...

Can someone explain the distinction between 2k and 2k hd? Any basic camera setting suggestions for highest quality 2k images?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 09:40 AM

I wouldn't shoot 2K in camera. I'd keep it at 5K and then finish in 2K. The diff between the Ks and the HD is, if memory serves, the "HD" version is a 16x9 (1.78:1) Aspect ratio-- to match that of HDTVs without black boarders.


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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 09:44 AM

Don't shoot 2K, that crops the sensor to a 16mm area and gets you more noise and softness unless you are going for that look.

Minimally, you could shoot 4K HD, which is 3840 x 2160 on the Dragon sensor (but still only a 19.19mm x 10.79mm area of the sensor), designed to downsample simply to 1920 x 1080.

 

Or 4.5K HD, 5K HD, 5.5K HD, etc. (Basically all 16x9 aspect ratios.)


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 03:58 AM

 

 

Don't shoot 2K, that crops the sensor to a 16mm area and gets you more noise and softness unless you are going for that look.

Would this mean that certain PL lenses for 16mm would no longer display any vignetting?


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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:01 AM

Sure.  If you saw the parody series "Documentary Now!", they recreated the look of "Grey Gardens" by shooting in 2K on a Red Epic using 1970's 16mm zoom lenses.


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#6 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:16 AM

That sounds awesome, perfect for my budget. Thanks!


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#7 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 06:25 AM

Macks ... there are quite a few camera,s that have this centre crop function.. the Sony F5/55 always had it.. the Fs7 now does with the latest firmware and the Amira also with the recent up date of a couple months ago..   C300II does only for high speed..

It can be a handy digital zoom too,as long as your shooting HD.. off the 4K sensor.. 


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#8 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 06:59 AM

I don't doubt that, but maybe only one of the cameras you mentioned are in my price range. lol

(recently got a RED used for very cheap)


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#9 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 10:08 AM

ah ok.. well if you wanted to rent one day.. :)..  


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