Director of Photography
I'm confused. Either this was a satire doc and I didn't get that, or you watched a completely different doc and wrote about that instead.
Our team was really hoping for SDI output. We love our current 6k's but HDMI is just so inferior. Looks like our BMD adapters will continue to be used.
1500 nit LCD and the added EVF should be really nice for the ops when shooting outdoors.
I dig the 1500 nit brightness over the 400 nit of the Shogun (original) for daytime/outdoor shooting. I've either not particularly noticed or just worked around any monitor brightness issues so far. To be clear the 1500 nit isn't what makes possible the recording of 10 bit 422 (that's already achievable with original Shogun), but it does allow the monitor to display all of the dynamic range you are recording.
When it comes to the HDR LUT... I'm sure it's useful, but so are all of those image diagnostic tools already built-in (waveform, focus peaking, zebra, histogram etc.). P.S. those don't lie, but your eyes do. S-Log is tough, and while it would be nice to say 2 stops over is the rule, it's situational. With practice you shouldn't need to rely on a LUT (however, the producer might be less taken aback and you might get to say "that's how it's supposed to look before color correction" a lot less).
I would probably take Atomos up on this offer if they relished those wanting the Inferno for the 60p @ 4k. Obviously all of the other perks (stronger body, better heat sinks, dual battery terminals and the extra locking brackets for the drives) are a great upgrade and incentive. I really would have liked to see cable locks for the HDMI ports however.
Overall I would say this is a great option for those already looking to buy the Flame series or upgrading to 4k in general from the older and smaller 1080 series.
Bloody brilliant. I think even Lucas would ponder a remake in this style after watching this.
From what I've learned ALWAYS put a leg facing the direction the light is casting, or facing the same direction the weight being supported is facing (i.e. a diva light on an arm). Then sand bag the opposing two-thirds leg/support or at least 180 degrees opposite the direction the light is facing or you are asking for a Pandora's box of problems ranging from fire, to head bludgeoning talent and least concerning but almost guaranteed is a dead light/bulb/ballast. Sand bag every light, it might be a lightweight LED but just do it! The only directions a light will fall are the mid-points between legs... Safety first.
Okay, the YT description says it's a mockumentary. Makes a little more sense now.