Awesome any chance you have a link to the footage?
I could only wish I had an editor haha but I am a one man shop. I've got a solid Nikon setup for photography, and I'd like to have a separate setup dedicated to video.
Due to budget constraints going with a full sony setup with lenses etc isn't in the picture right away hence why I'm looking for footage with nikon glass.
The dvx200 has always intrigued me as a simple setup maybe a bit big for packing into the backcountry but at least I wouldn't have to lug multiple lenses around.
I almost sold off my Nikon gear for an a7rii setup but I never really got any takers. I've followed Dave's stuff and the only reason I asked about the a7sii is to see the nikon glass on a sony setup.
I want to rent a setup before purchasing, but I have some time before I'll be able to get out and really test them so in the meantime I'm stuck watching / searching for convincing footage.
Thanks for putting together a solid post!
Just wanted to post an update and ask a few more questions on where I'm at.
First off I've spent some time behind the new a7sii, dvx200 and they're both pretty solid for what I'd need them to do and grading them has been a task as my current setup has a tough time with the 4k files, its doable but takes some major patience.
Unfortunately though I have a hunt I will be filming in May and the budget just isn't there quite yet for new gear, so I've been testing out my d600 a bit more and I feel I have a good handle on my past focus issues. Mainly because I've determined that as much as I enjoy helping out the hunters during the hunt, I need to simply just focus on filming.
But what I was wondering if anyone here could shed some light on a few things:
1. Does anyone have any experience using any of the flat picture profiles for nikon? ie Cineflat, Tissinflat etc.? I've got divinci pretty well figured out for what I would need it to do, so if theres any good tutorials etc to help that would be awesome!
2. Ninja Blade vs Ninja 2? ProRes 4:2:2 on both and I definitely can't spend $1000+ on the assassin or shogun. But is the screen size / resolution really a big difference between the two? Any one of them better at handling high low temps?
Yea canons 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 is like $2500 new, and while most time at the long end would be spent filming from a ways off most likely during the day I don't think I'd need anything more than that. But even if I went used on the glass and maybe even a used 300 I'd be pushing my budget.
4k is probably the biggest part of the new tech conundrum that I have, and where I feel that the tech is changing rapidly. Should I go with a 4k now or something that simply shoots a solid hd? I don't see ever delivering a 4k product but like with my go pros 4 black 4k cropped, it looks better than the 1080 narrow mode. Either way I know geeking out over the codecs, Bit rates, 4:2:2 vs 4:2:0, etc that a camera shoots any footage in, can be redundant and actually getting out and shooting with the camera and actually editing it is where I'll make my final decision.
Hard to believe nobody has seen anything or shot anything with the dvx200 or a sony with nikon glass... How about some XF200 or Z100 or comparable stuff?