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Hannover 2012 Camera Comparisons

These tests were shot during the Hannover Hands-on workshops in August 2012

I'd like to start by thanking the organisers and their support staff as well as my students for making this work....

These are in no way meant to be any kind of definitive test

Alexa Studio recording RAW to a Codex recorder

RED Epic recording RAW at 5:1 to internal SSD (HDR +2)

Sony F65 recording RAW to SR docked recorder

All cameras set to 5600K and no tint, exposure was set with a meter rated at ISO 800

Epic exposed at one stop less than Alexa & F65to preserve highlights, if we had ignored "expert" advice and used the 3 stops HDR that I would normally have used rather than the 2 stops reccomended I believe that we would have been able to use the same exposure on all cameras. The Epic version exposed as the other cameras had severly clipped highlights,

However, I'm ot sure how much it shows in the compressed versions here, there is some motion artifacting on the models legs as she goes through the outside door which would have been worse with 3 stops of HDR.

Graded with Resolve 9 and dynamic grades as appropriate, all grades were limited to 30 minutes per shot using Lift-Gamma-Gain-Contrast and Saturation only.

No, the grades aren't perfect and a colorist would have done a better job, I know this, I also know that this is a good way to test how easily material will grade ie will I have to allow extra time in post?







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