January 30, 2016 at 4:29AM, Edited January 30, 4:34AM

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Ursa Mini 4.6k - Light Clipping/Black Sun!!

Hi!

I accidently saw this new test movie at Vimeo showing the Ursa Mini 4.6. If you watch closely, you will see purple distortions/light clipping in the spot lights. Instead of natural overexposure, the region is clipped - similar to the black sun issue known in former BMD cameras. This is really disappointing.

https://vimeo.com/153585302

Whatch the last shot as well: all blue lights are clipped!!
What do you think?

See Sony as well:
https://vimeo.com/107452261

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It doesn't look like black sun.
Actually, it looks like how clipping lights tend to look like on almost any camera, AFAIK.

The purple frinches you see pop up and go on the lights on the plane: I'm not sure, but it can be caused by the fence in the foreground.

Maybe you panic too early, maybe I'm too optimistic.
Let's wait for test results in that area.

January 30, 2016 at 7:14AM, Edited January 30, 7:14AM

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WalterBrokx
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Btw, I notice this is the second thread you started to 'complain' about the way Ursa Mini 4.6k looks. Relax!

January 31, 2016 at 7:18AM, Edited January 31, 7:18AM

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WalterBrokx
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"Btw, I notice this is the second thread..."

Are you sure?

JeffreyWalther

February 1, 2016 at 12:36AM

Maybe Jeffrey (and myself) should relax, but if he is right, then Blackmagic deserve both barrels. The tendency is for people to praise Sony, Nikon and Blackmagic whilst hating Canon. Sony have needed bug fixes, the Nikon has the 3 minute limit which people are politely ignoring this elephant (imagine if that had been Canon), now a possible issue with Blackmagic. The Canon replacement to 1DC, the 1DX Mk2 will be upon us soon, at a significantly reduced retail price than the predecessor - I suspect it will be better tested beforehand with a great image, but everyone will hate it anyway. Other Canons on the way, with a possible full frame mirrorless this year.
http://www.canonrumors.com/the-canon-eos-1d-x-mark-ii-specifications/

January 31, 2016 at 5:25PM, Edited January 31, 5:29PM

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Saied M.
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Canon has produced some great cameras, but they've also kept the SAME sensor in their low cost Txi series of cameras for the past 6 years. So all of the aliasing and moire issues have stayed with their low cost camera line over this 6 year period. So maybe Canon deserves some of the flak they've been getting. ( It's been a completely different story with the Canon 5D Mk3, 7D Mk2, C100 and C300 cameras which produce an excellent video image. )

Guy McLoughlin

February 1, 2016 at 11:52AM

Very sure:
http://nofilmschool.com/boards/discussions/ursa-mini-46k-looks-video
So this is the second thread about your disappointment in what you see in 4.6k footage...

(Unless there are more ;-) )

February 1, 2016 at 1:24AM, Edited February 1, 1:26AM

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WalterBrokx
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LOL

The earlier post was a question of personal taste.
The newest one was about a technical issue.

Can't understand why you compare apples to oranges.

JeffreyWalther

February 1, 2016 at 9:19AM

LOL, they both have this "oh no!"-disappointment-feel to it. :-p

February 2, 2016 at 2:04AM, Edited February 2, 2:04AM

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WalterBrokx
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Everyone should be allowed to have his say. Even in this forum, dude.

JeffreyWalther

February 2, 2016 at 5:22AM

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