I tech specialising in cinema exhibition technology.
I am covering NAB & CinemaCon for my CineTechGeek video blog.. So on site now..
First thing.. Resolve 12, huge poster on front of building.. So we can expect some massive improvements to Resolve. This is not a point releease..
Expected.. integration with fusion most likely. (this is how they will bring Fusion to Mac)
Second, the new sensor for URSA.. My guess is that it is highly likely to be more then 4K. WHY? Because of the telecine. The Telecine has been demoed using a 4K sensor, but this is a problem as... The way ot works, it takes a wider then image capture, including the sprocket holes as to allow it to use a real time alighnment system. This is how it is so smooth and fast.
However, this makes it NOT 4k, And 4K is a major tone of the show. Everything is doing 4K now, so releasing a non-4K telecine is a no-no. So. using a 5K/6K sensor for a 4K finish on the telecine is likely.
If your using a sensor like that in the Telecine, why not use it in the URSA too..
One a few days to go.. Well be an interesting press conference Monday morning.
I have a question.
Considering any film shot on celluloid is the type of film that would definitely go through a DI.. Meaning it will be digitally scanned to a DPX/OpenEXR file..
What is the measurable difference between the scan process of the film scanner and a high quality digital cinema camera?
This is the main reason I consider this all a little absurd. Celluloid-Film is simply a process by which light still reaches a digital sensor of some kind. Celluloid-Film introducing a certain aesthetic look over the purity of going directly to a sensor in camera.
Now I can imagine some reasons for this myself, but I would appreciate some input from the learned pundits that read this blog..