Just curious if anyone has seen Gangster Squad; despite being rather rubbish, the motion rendering made the film almost unwatchable for me. I saw this in the trailer but assumed they had done a lot of speed blending for the trailer and it wouldn't actually look like that in the theater. I was hoping that the Alexa Studio would become the gold standard for digital capture, as it relates to filmic capture of movement (given the mechanical shutter).
Dion Beebe is a superb cinematographer and I'm somewhat surprised that after testing etc that he thought the motion rendering in the final film is up to scratch.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Gangster Squad terrible motion rendering?
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:48 PM
I just checked out IMDb tech specs, and it says it was filmed on alxa studio. It is probably inherent cmos sensor issue. I haven't seen the movie but I suspect that...
Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:09 PM
Even the normal Alexa with rolling shutter barely suffers from any motion artifacts (just try to film a rotating disc with stripes) while the Studio uses a mechanical shutter and doesn't suffer motion artifacts at all. Dion Beebe worked with Michael Mann who loves "videoish" looks and doesn't hesitate to use large shutter angles (like 270-360°) which generates very unnatural motion-rendering. Maybe this was the case here as well?