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#1 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:33 AM

hi all
i wanted to share a camera test a saw yesterday at an AFC conference in Paris.
The panavision team in Paris did 3 days ago a test shoot, an exterior/night in paris, a bridge on the Seine river and a cross road at the opera (with a bus, cars and traffic lights, under sodium vapors).

the test was done with an optimisation of gain, shutter and no additional light.
it's been graded on a luster incinarator and projected on a Kinothon 2K on a 21ft screen.

the result is crisp, no noise you can even see a plane light verry far away.

this is an extreme test that goes in the direction of the "apocalypto" scene of the tribe around the fire in the forest.
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:41 AM

hi all
i wanted to share a camera test a saw yesterday at an AFC conference in Paris.
The panavision team in Paris did 3 days ago a test shoot, an exterior/night in paris, a bridge on the Seine river and a cross road at the opera (with a bus, cars and traffic lights, under sodium vapors).

the test was done with an optimisation of gain, shutter and no additional light.
it's been graded on a luster incinarator and projected on a Kinothon 2K on a 21ft screen.

the result is crisp, no noise you can even see a plane light verry far away.

this is an extreme test that goes in the direction of the "apocalypto" scene of the tribe around the fire in the forest.


thanks for sharing, Jean-Marie..based on the very positive feedback the genesis has been getting since it came out, I look forward to seeing it on set.
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#3 John Carreon

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:48 AM

It's not really sharing if nobody can see it...
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#4 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 07:01 AM

john you'r welcome anytime to see this test in Paris :)
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#5 freddie bonfanti

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 07:31 AM

i agree...

its nice of you to tell us about it but id be great if you could attach a link or something so that we can actually have a look! i am really curious about the development of the Genesis and its potential and id love to see this
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 07:39 AM

I'd love to see the test footage, but even if he posted anything, it'd be quite hard to tell from the compressed video file.
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#7 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 08:45 AM

yes it make sens to whatch this test on a digital or regular projection or both.
the size of the screen is important when it comes to digital projection.

the test had the look of a crisp 50D neg stock ! but for night and with practical lighting !!
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Posted 09 March 2007 - 09:14 AM

Jean-Marie, can you comment on the kind of subjects shot for the test and the camera settings? the thing I like the least about some of the Genesis footage seen to this day has been the obvious "video" motion smear when the shutter was set at >180°.
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#9 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 05:22 AM

"the thing I like the least about some of the Genesis footage seen to this day has been the obvious "video" motion smear when the shutter was set at >180°."

The genesis can have this video look when you open the shutter for an additional stop or a motion blur effect, like in "apocalypto" ext/day in the rain forest, the chase scene with the pig.

This isn't the case in test i saw, they had to stop the lens down a bit because the lights on the bridge were to hot !
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#10 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 02:26 AM

the test was done with an optimisation of gain, shutter and no additional light.

Hi, thanks for posting this. I have a few questions about the test:

What was the shutter set at, 180? What lenses were used and at what stop? Did they happen to mention what the gain settings were? Were there any motion blur artifacts if the shutter was not set at 180?

Thanks!
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#11 Delorme Jean-Marie

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 03:06 AM

hi
on both tests the cam was steady
test 1 : from the middle of a bridge, the seine river with flyboats and a bridge enlighted they told me they had to stop down the lens a bit
test 2 : nearby "the louvre" aera on the opera district (downtowne), camera is fix and buses and cars are passing by.

i don't know enougth about the conditions of this test but i'm doing a camera prep next week at panavision i'll ask them more questions about the test and a still or two.
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#12 Jamie Metzger

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 05:20 PM

this thread is useless without visuals.
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#13 Keith Mottram

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 01:20 PM

can you find out if they were shooting to SR or data?

thank you

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