It's been about 2 years since I've last posted on this board. Since then my S8 days have been limited to non-existent. I've decided to commit to the format over my DSLRs. I just received back my first test roll and I was surprised to see that the blacks were very red and had to be adjusted in post. I'm trying to get to the bottom of my reddish look so I can fix it in time for future projects. Perhaps it was underexposed and adjusted for at the lab, or maybe since this particular roll was a few years old and at one time lost in the mail system.
Here's some info:
I don't use the internal meter. Instead I measure the ambient light with the sekonic L398A and use the cine markings as opposed to the shutter speed. I then do my best to duplicate the same settings within my DSLR to get an idea of what it would look like on film (i know this is not full proof).
I've read so much about these cameras meter film that at one time I thought I knew the operation and then ended up being lost again. When the camera reads a film speed of ASA 250, are the adjustments for the internal light meter only? Is this somehow changing the shutter speed or is this hard set? As I understand it from other posts on this board, the AZ814 has a shutter speed of 1/58th (is this constant regardless of my ASA)?
below is a link that contains my test roll for a visual. The first 40 seconds contains clips that have been altered in post. After that it's all raw with a title overlay displaying the f stop and time of day.
I have a shoot coming up that I plan on using TriX film on... So any advice on how to shoot with that particular stock would be greatly appreciated.