March 26, 2015 at 8:30PM
Best run and gun camera footage for color grading?
Currently using the panasonic gh2 and panasonic g 6, I am looking for a camera that has footage with more room for color grading and that does not have as much crushed blacks... audio is also very important, just as much as a camera body that can withstand a lot of abuse. I want to keep my rig as simple to none if possible.
I shoot mostly (sports and lifestyle) documentaries, and very rarely some music videos.
I am looking at the c100, but it pains me it does not do slow motion, which for sports its a pity. Basically the c100 has all I need besides the higher framerates. I worked with it and I really like the footage.
Both other cameras are the Sony FS100 and FS700. I know the FS7 came out but that doesn't bother me as the price is a lot higher. I worked with the FS100 (rental) before, but I never graded the footage as we were filming some skateboarding. Nowadays its harder to come by where I live to find one available for rental. Another thing is the build quality, where I am not sure if it would withstand two years of abuse. Is the footage still up to par with cameras from 2014/2015?
4K has no real importance to me, as by the time people where I live have 4K capable televisions I will be buying a new camera. But that might take another two to three years.
Also, I know the Blackmagic cameras have much better footage for color grading, but they cannot fit in my workflow due to all the sacrifices I have to make for it, as well as the amount of abuse they have to go through.