I don't totally understand the full utility of the Remote Graphics Software for Mac. Do they mean that you can remote access your HP desktop from your Mac laptop (or w/e) and edit remotely in a non-laggy way? While using the GPU and CPU power of the HP desktop?
Hahah this is hilarious!
Shameless plug : I actually shot another Oscar movie parody on Funny or Die's channel this week, of the "Room" trailer. FYI : Shot on Sony A7R II.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pnND4WsZBM
Upon closer inspection - the dynamic range is pretty good. That snow top mountain is probably way over key - and it still looks decent. The whites on the buildings later in the idea hold well. I doubt they are using SLOG on these 4K marketing videos judging by the varying ISO stated.
So there's probably at least 2 more stops of DR with S-Log hiding in there.
And at ISO3200 at night, it's looking basically clean. Even if it's not the crazy levels of A7s, this is still awesome guys.
I mean...an Alexa is noticeably noisy at ISO3200...this is more than most people need. (speaking from experience shooting Alexa)
If the rolling shutter is decently improved (even if it's only in Super35 mode), this is an amazing portable filmmaking tool.
I wonder though...with the premium price of $3200 - is it possible they aren't even releasing an A7s ii? Could this absorb the S model?
Cause if memory serves the A7s was MORE expensive than the original R. So if that holds true the mark ii will be above $3200.
true - and over sharpened if anything.
But I've noticed that every single one of these official launch Sony videos usually looks like this. Over-saturated, over-sharpened in cam, etc. even for cinema cameras like F55.
When DoPs actually get their hands on them and dial everything back, it usually turns out much better than expected.
Did the A7s have better dynamic range beyond it's implementation of Slog (which the R mkII now has)? As in, if they both have Slog, will the A7s still have better dynamic range and why? Just the bigger pixels?
How many stops does the A7ii with S-log have currently for video? Not 14 like A7s?
I'm honestly asking.
This movie was truly stellar in so many ways.
Plus - it's a great example to use when explaining to productions why a Sony F55 is a good choice, over say, a Red. Not many examples of good work with the camera, but that's just a marketplace result. (Typically the only choices I get are Alexa or Red - and when it's lower budget, it's always Red - when an F55 would be same or less).
* This film was shot on F65 and F55