Camera affecting film quality
Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:35 AM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:45 AM
But its really the fact that these cameras are usually a part of a much larger package of a professional production, if you are using an SR3 you'll likely have a good collection of prime lenses and a project with a budget to work with - equating to a better transfer, grade, selection of lighting, um, wotnot and so on - but also that this budget is being spent on and by a professional DP who brings a wealth of experience in lighting and the subtleties of composition etc...
In comparison your average K3 user may still be learning exposure.
A professional will very likely get some beautiful results from a K3, whereas a beginner might simply break a better camera and get well, nothing...
Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:01 PM
There is so much compression typically applied to a video that will be seen on a 4 by 5 inch window on a screen, that the quality of any of them will not be well represented.
When viewing clips (on youtube or vimeo) that were filmed with Russian cameras, or older Arri cameras (or even with the Aaton A-minima), I find they have a poorer quality than videos I've found that claim to be shot with a Arriflex 416 or an SR-3.
Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:26 PM
Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:15 PM
...I am curious if simply better operation or if a better lens was used, that the DP could attain just as good an image with a 416 as with a Krasnogorsk.
As Chris said, the $50,000 camera most likely has a great lens and an experienced DP operating it. Also new cameras have generally better accessories that make it easier - video assist, brighter viewfinder, accurate light meters, etc. But, I do think a skilled DP will know how to get the best from whatever gear they have. Here's a nice piece on YouTube that looks great despite the terrible compression - - according to the info this was shot on a spring-wound bolex with standard c-mount kern lenses.
Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:31 PM
Posted 24 August 2009 - 11:28 AM
Edited by Rob Vogt, 24 August 2009 - 11:29 AM.
Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:57 PM
Of course, that could be a weakness in the design, such as a mechanism that is not capable of placing consetutive frames in the right spot.
A camera is just a holder for film. : if there is something mechanically wrong