Pro 8/22 (Fuji F64-D)
Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:18 PM
The B-roll we're going to shoot is going to be exterior in some woods. They aren't very, very thick, but there's obviously some amount foliage that prevents maximizing sunlight from coming through. In my heart of hearts, I really want to try Pro 8s 8/22 (Fuji F64-D) stock, but have some serious concerns with getting usable image under these conditions. Now, please forgive me, because my cinematography skills are still a bit juvenile, but if operate under the sunny 16 rule and shoot at 24FPS (to make it cheaper and easier for an HD transfer) the 801's shutter speed is 1/57th (close to the stock's ASA 64), and if compensate by moving up to f/22, do you guys think I would get any usable image? I've heard that with color negative super 8 you should over expose by 2 f stops. Or do you think I will need to bump up to one of the 250D stocks? The only reason I'm die-hard on the 64D is because of it's color; I just really really love the greens and feel it is a great look for the doc. I'm just wondering if anyone has shot this stock and can give me some real world feedback on it.
Thanks a ton,
Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:24 PM
Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:36 PM
As far as color goes, just instruct the colorist on what you want it to look like. Tell them what you like about 64D and they can get any negative stock to look like what you want.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:20 PM
Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:21 PM
Posted 20 February 2012 - 08:38 PM
My Nizo 801 cartridge notches understands daylight from 10 ASA to 100 ASA. I'm not positive how pro8 is going to notch the 250D cartridge, but assuming they notch it at 250D, my nizo is not going to understand it and, my guess is, rate it at 100ASA. If this is true, I should have to stop down to compensate, correct? By my math, stop it down 1 1/3 (let's call it 1 stop since I am going to shoot at 24FPS instead of the usual 18FPS) of a stop to get "correct" exposure? Does this sound alright? Sorry if these are very amateur questions in the S8 realm, but I only recently learned about these cartridge notches and am still trying to make heads and tails of them.