May 6, 2017 at 1:42AM, Edited May 6, 1:43AM

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Which camera should I rent?

Hi everybody,

This week I am gonna shoot an event in a big convention center. I need some advice about camera choice. The ceiling and the walls of the place are made of glass from which comes the harsh sunlight. And there are also different light sources (tungsten bulbs, flourescents, different coloured led lights, panels, screens etc.)

So I need a camera with a high dynamic range and which can deal with the colors in the different color temperatures in the scene.

I can rent Sony A7s II, Blackmagic 4k or Canon Mark 3. Or would you recommend something else?

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If you are planning on shooting under many different types of lighting, you will probably want to shoot in RAW format so you can correct the color from any type of lighting. Otherwise rent a color-meter and go with the color of the main lighting falling on your subject.

May 6, 2017 at 7:35AM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Blackmagic 4k if you can deal with its weight.

May 8, 2017 at 2:27PM, Edited May 8, 2:27PM

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Andy Tokarski
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I agree with Guy in that shooting RAW would give you more options later. I'd recommend a BM camera as well. Specifically the Ursa Mini 4.6K. It has better dynamic range than the 4K model. If it were me, I'd want the camera with more flexibility in post so that I can have a better chance at recovery should unforeseen lighting changes affect the shots.

May 10, 2017 at 9:50AM, Edited May 10, 9:50AM

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RJ Ortiz
Cinematographer
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I know this isn't a normal comparison but I am renting a camera to film with in the Arctic this summer. Due to quite a small budget I can rent either a 4K XC10 (but fixed lens) or a 1080p C100 (with Dual Pixel AF). Please do reply if you have ever used either of these cameras - all responses greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
Ed Peacock
Travel / Adventure Filmmaker

May 10, 2017 at 9:58AM

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Ed Peacock
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May 15, 2017 at 11:11PM, Edited May 15, 11:11PM

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The Canon C300 II is an excellent camera for this situation. I have one and when you shoot in 12 bit RGB 444, you get excellent color rendition that allows a lot of latitude for color corrections, especially in DaVinci. Get even better results when outputting to prores or converting to prores in post.

June 5, 2017 at 2:36PM

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I would recommend Blackmagic 4k also

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October 5, 2017 at 1:42AM

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