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#1 Stefano Stroppa

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 09:58 AM

using the A7s, anyone shot Pro Res with the Atomos Shogun, UHD 4:2:2 ?

 

any personal opinion on that?

how's the signal through the HDMI output?

 

thanks! 


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#2 Dan Finlayson

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 04:11 PM

I've done it.  I haven't done the color work on the project yet, but my on-set experience with it was fantastic.  Definitely use a cage and devise a way to protect the HDMI connector on the camera though - I didn't have any problems but it seems like something you could easily break


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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 07:11 PM

Me too, same observations.

 

Don't overlook the optical demands of 4K. You can't use crappy old lenses.

 

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#4 Dan Finlayson

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 03:16 AM

Don't overlook the optical demands of 4K. You can't use crappy old lenses.

 

Haha I used crappy old lenses!  But I like crappy old lenses and I captured 4k not for a 4k finish, but a clean (but softened) 1080p finish.  That extra resolution will give the director room for 10-15% blowups without anyone noticing.  And I'd rather have more control over the sharpening applied to the image than to let the body sharpen the 1080p output for me.


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#5 Stefano Stroppa

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 09:49 AM

Thank you guys! 

 

I was a bit worried, also cause of the fact I don't know of many short films shot with the A7s, being more of a still photography camera.. I wonder if any of you know of good and well photographed short films /or even indie films shot with the A7s! 

if yes any link would be much appreciated :)


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