Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF - Tests & Review

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF - Tests & Review

PostThu Jan 24, 2013 8:52 pm

Hello guys! Finally I created a thread dedicated to my experience with the BMCC. After a long process, finally I'm starting to have good results from my lowlight DNG's. But I will explain that later! I Will mantain this thread full of info, videos, samples, photos and backstage stuff too!

To start, I will just let this Teaser of the test... (in making-of):

[video=vimeo;58131633]https://vimeo.com/58131633[/video]


(UPDATED)

So guys, I will start with the bad things first!

The first samples (the bad ones from the lowlight thing that I messed up (that's the only justification for a lot of persons...) !), simply... do not use this camera like FS100 or DSLR! Does not work! I have shooted this in this conditions: (from the making of video with a Sony Nex5n Iso1600 18-55 f/3.5):

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This is the BMCC at ISO 1600 + Sigma 28mm @ f/2.8:
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With 2EV more:
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I have some shooted with a 50mm at F/1.4. Just a little bit better...


So... here is a bunch of samples (only with EV ajustment), from DNG to Resized JPG. (later i will had the DNG's)
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This is BY FAR the work lowlight that I ever shoot in my life!
Since I'm trusting the LCD screen (it looks ok,dark mood, but ok, recording in film gamma and preview in film gamma too), I just keep going with the shooting! Big mistake!
The only way to get good lowlight with this camera is having REALLY fast lenses in places with a lot of light... If you are using RAW recording! I have made some prores and the quality is very good!
Bassicaly... I have to repeat a lot of lowlight test (this time with a 24mm f/1.4), and I will do it in paris! With the ETTR on my mind! Maximum as possible... I Still think this is a prob/feature of this camera... but... life goes on!
With proper lighting this camera is real good!


Now Daylight samples!

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No grading here... No Noise Reduction... Only Exposure... Tomorrow the DNG's. And soon the video.
Last edited by JorgeDeSilva on Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:23 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF - Tests & Review

PostThu Jan 24, 2013 8:55 pm

JorgeDeSilva wrote:Hello guys! Finally I created a thread dedicated to my experience with the BMCC. After a long process, finally I'm starting to have good results from my lowlight DNG's. But I will explain that later! I Will mantain this thread full of info, videos, samples, photos and backstage stuff too!

To start, I will just let this Teaser of the test... (in making-of):




Even tonight I will upload a bunch of samples with the respective DNG! Anyone can play and enjoy! :)

Thanks,
Jorge De Silva

obrigado Jorge!
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Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF - Tests & Review

PostThu Jan 24, 2013 8:58 pm

romulo wrote:
JorgeDeSilva wrote:Hello guys! Finally I created a thread dedicated to my experience with the BMCC. After a long process, finally I'm starting to have good results from my lowlight DNG's. But I will explain that later! I Will mantain this thread full of info, videos, samples, photos and backstage stuff too!

To start, I will just let this Teaser of the test... (in making-of):




Even tonight I will upload a bunch of samples with the respective DNG! Anyone can play and enjoy! :)

Thanks,
Jorge De Silva

obrigado Jorge!


Heheh De nada ;)
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Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF - Tests & Review

PostThu Jan 24, 2013 10:08 pm

Looking forward to your findings! I also found the camera takes some getting used to.
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Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF - Tests & Review

PostFri Jan 25, 2013 12:24 am

First Post Updated! Read careful :) Soon more files...
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Re: Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF - Tests & Review

PostFri Jan 25, 2013 2:47 am

Nice pics Jorge! Thanks for posting your findings! I look forward to seeing Paris!

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