August 1, 2017 at 8:40PM
Shooting feature film with C100?
I am planning to shoot a micro budget feature film and am deliberating if a C100 paired with atomos will provide an image that will hold up. I am primarily interested in using the camera since a crew member owns it and will allow me to use it for free. However my main hesitation with the camera is the 8 bit codec internally as well as 8 bit codec output to atomos. My hope is for the film to be shown in cinemas at various film festivals. I plan to light my scenes in a controlled environment and shoot at the native ISO and expose correctly. However with shooting C-log I'm concerned the 8 bit image will fall apart when graded. Also with the image being so compressed I'm concerned that banding will be a big issue/noticeable when the film is shown on a big screen. What is your thoughts or personal experiences working with this camera?