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Camera Match Alexa BMCC C500 Epic F65

All cameras exposed at ISO 800 and in Resolve I applied the LookLabs profiles to match the cameras to Alexa

I then graded so that the brightest white chip on the Fotokem chart was at 896, the mid grey at 512 and black chip on the MacBeth chart was at 128 it wasn't always possible to see the black chip clearly so that value is approximate!!

I then adjusted the saturation level so that they all matched the Epic which was the most saturated straight out of the box!

This test isn't meant to show or prove anything, simply to see how close the cameras can get with very simple grading.

As always click on the image for a HD res DPX, if you right click on the camera name you can get the original RAW file

I've now added waveform grabs at the very bottom of the page, there are bigger images behind the ones here. They're from a slightly different series of grades to the first one, the grey has been lowered slightly.

Due to the number of requests I have added the F55 which was exposed at it's base speed of IO 1250, I wasn't going to because of the number of frimware chanes that are happening with this camera, at least 3 between the Amsterdam tests and these and another 3 or more since with a "major one" due next month...

I then got a message from Neil Smith of Hollywood DI saying that I shouldn't be matching white-grey-black but that I should be matching skin tones and that he'd had his senior colorist Aaron do this so...

As usual right click the image for a quad HD DPX of the image

The Hollywood DI versions...

Alexa

BMCC

C500

Epic

F55

F65

 

Alexa

BMCC

C500

Epic

F55

F65