Konvas 1m test footage
Posted 30 August 2006 - 04:12 PM
Posted 30 August 2006 - 08:05 PM
One thing you might consider is using 50ASA like Kodak's 5245 or new 5201 for all outdoor scenes, even at sunset if shooting the horizon. I find the 250D to be way too grainy, and you'll get more than enough light at sunset with 50 ASA if you expose the lit up sky at F2.8.
Just a thought, some people really like 250D, personally I just don't like the grain.
Posted 30 August 2006 - 09:10 PM
Yes, I do find 250D a bit grainy when underexposed. But if you overexpose a bit ... the grain is minimized. I like slower daylight stocks though, and I do love 250D particularly, also for shooting indoors. It's a bit flatter and gives me some room to work when doing 10 bit log digital grading as I ussually do. But I do agree that grain gets kind of annoing, especially when you up the contrast... then it really hikes up. But... film is film . I ussually deal with grain in the post... There are several filters in Lustre that do pretty well.
Posted 01 September 2006 - 10:12 AM
These are the same pieces of footage from my site, just bigger. Rick-click and save them to your computer, or click and wait a while for the browser to load it. It's in QuickTime / Sorenson 3 format.
The footage was transferred on a Cintel DSX (if I remember correctly), in standard def at The Post Group in Hollywood.
Konvas Clip 1
Stock: Kodak 5274 200T
Lens: 75mm T1.5
Konvas Clip 2
Stock: 5279 500T (pushed 2 stops)
Lens: 18mm T3.2
Posted 01 September 2006 - 12:13 PM
I use the cinelab in Boston www.cinelab.com . They do stuff much cheaper and transfer to digital format in 10 bit, but I'm sure not on the par with some of the standard Hollywood labs. Nevertheless, I was still satisfied with the results for a camera with such low price tag .
I have a question for you though... I'm not sure if you've noticed the same. When shooting short ends I get lots of dust in the frame. Is that the ussual thing with short ends or is it something with Konvas? I do clean and blow the mags and camera out before every shoot. Although, since I do grading digitally it's not a huge deal since I can remove most of it... but still would be nice to know how to fix that problem. Any other advice would not hurt.
Posted 01 September 2006 - 03:40 PM
Yes, it's a 2M. Most of my lenses were manufactured around 1990. Around what year were yours made?
But as I recall yours is 2m, and mine is 1m. The lens on 2m are a bit better, I'm not sure what kind of motor you have either, but I'm guessing it's a synch one (not that it really matters since Konvas is pretty loud)
I have the 19 series sync motor (as opposed to 17 series). And yes, the camera is loud!
I notice it around the head and tail of the roll. Other than that, I've had good luck with short ends. Perhaps it could be the place that's processing your film.
When shooting short ends I get lots of dust in the frame. Is that the ussual thing with short ends or is it something with Konvas? I do clean and blow the mags and camera out before every shoot.
Posted 03 September 2006 - 10:17 AM
Posted 21 October 2006 - 02:21 AM