Finishing first feature.
The video is pretty poorly researched and presented. Most 1hr long TV dramas were shot on film, single camera, without a live audience. What is the point of comparing live Sitcoms from the 80s to modern day TV dramas... Shows like Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, MASH, etc etc weren't ALL 3pt lighting. There were moodier, more filmic scenes, darker topics, etc... So no, Cinematography didn't usher anything in on its own. Tastes changed, old studio execs retired, a younger generation took over and brought different aesthetics and moods to the small screen. Stories changed and so story-telling methods changed.
Thanks! In regards to your exporting questions, there's no way within FCPX itself to do this. There are a few options. 1) Primaries Exporter - it's a software plugin that lets you export individual clips. 2) Frame.io allows you to do this as well and saves an xml file of the timeline. 3) Clip Exporter - translates xml into After Effects file. The first two are not able to export handles though. But you'd only need handles for clips that you are overlaying on top of each other for cross-dissolves. I'm hoping Premiere or Davinci support PRR soon. FCPX has a lot of things lacking.
We have some stills, no video unfortunately.
We tested it against RED and Sony before buying, and I used to own an Amira. The Panasonic / Varicam Colour science is pretty amazing. In our own tests and to our eyes, it was a clear winner over RED and Sony both for out of camera results and also workflow. It’s not an ARRI obviously, but it actually has MUCH better low light response than our Amira did. And the VLOG is so close to Arri log you can put an Arri LUT on VLOG and get pretty close. So for $7500USD vs $50k (for an Amira with similar features, slomo, 4K etc), it’s hard to knock it. Combined with 5.7k PRR on the Atomos Shogun Inferno, it’s kind of a killer combo I think.
I wouldn’t say it’s significantly better in regards to the image. But there’s a few distinct advanatages. 1) the All-I codec is a hog and even with a brand new MBP 15” with 4gb Radeon 650, I cant play it smoothly. PRR plays like butter, even on an older iMac. If you edit On a modern PC with a beefy card, maybe this is a moot point. I hear windows machines like it better. 2) at least with the EVA1, you can access full sensor 5.7K raw output, which is almost twice the resolution of UHD. Internal is limited to UHD/4K DCI. 3) file sizes are the same or even smaller than the All-I, so why not? 4) the internal codec goes through the whole processing chain - the raw data obviously doesn’t. I haven’t looked at it scientifically, but I believe there may be a bit more latitude in the raw. 5) again, on an EVA1, several users have reported internal recording errors to certain SD cards, so for me personally, I feel the SSD and Atomos external recording to be reliable - faster for dumping data too.
Thanks for posting! Just a quick note: we shot at T2 and ISO 800 for most of it, except for the darkest shots where we went up to 2500 and T2. :) Also, the name of the actress is Rene J. Harding.