first time shooting on Alexa
Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:07 AM
I have to shoot a feature film on Alexa in march, I am open to any suggestion, pros and cons of the camera, I have heard that its the best digital camera but I have not done any experiment and did not have any time left.
I'll be shooting on 2.35, I have not asked for anmorphic lenses, but if I do ask and try to use them, how its gonna work ?? anyone??
or should I mask it in the post ??
thanks for answering
Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:48 AM
If you did use normal 2x anamorphics, because the sensor in the Alexa is 16:9 you would end up with a frame thats about 3.5:1, so you'd really have to crop the edges a lot throwing away a lot of resolution. So not really worth the extra hassel and cost of anamorphic lens's in that case.
If you can find them (they are a bit rare) you could use the Hawk 1.33X anamorphic lens, they would convert the 16:9 image to 2.35:1 without cropping - keeping full resolution. They have some anamorphic artifacts but not as much as 2X lens's.
Or if you can afford it, use an Alexa Studio, it has 4:3 sensor so if you use it with 2X anamorphic lens's - you get 2.66:1 - so only need a minor crop to get to 2.35:1. Also, with the Alexa studio you get a nice optical viewfinder.
Also, if anamorphic is your thing, the Arri D21 might be worth considering if you could get a deal, as it has a 4:3 sensor as well.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:16 AM
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