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    Hey Guys,

    Wondering if anyone had some examples of commercial work shot with the Monstro. I've seen a few things here or there that really shined. Just curious what you guys are doing to get nice, sharp, commercial looks with the camera.

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    I honestly love the work Giles did on this with the Leica-R lenses. I think he came away with a good balance of softness and that sharpness I've come to see in a lot of commercial. I'm not a fan of overly-sharp material, so this one stood out in a good way. Do you guys generally add sharpening in post?

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    My latest, shot on the Monstro and Leica R's (gemini on the Movi)

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    A bit flared and running in and out of dof and not clean k5600 light. But still, when it´s sharp its tack sharp. Monstro 8kFF and good old FD lenses for the win :)

    https://vimeo.com/313340757



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    Here is another one, a bit teal and orange outdoor... Edit its on Dragon not monstro.

    https://vimeo.com/301449878
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gundu View Post
    Ultimately it’s not the camera or lens that will get you the look.
    I totally get that and agree. It's hard for me to articulate what I'm asking for. There are some common things I see in a lot of commercial work (sharpening, high key lighting, etc). Shooting on Monstro is inherently different than shooting on S35 when it comes to DOF and lensing. I'm mostly curious about how others are using the Monstro for commercial work and what they're doing to achieve the look they desire while using this specific body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJ_Ortiz View Post
    I totally get that and agree. It's hard for me to articulate what I'm asking for. There are some common things I see in a lot of commercial work (sharpening, high key lighting, etc). Shooting on Monstro is inherently different than shooting on S35 when it comes to DOF and lensing. I'm mostly curious about how others are using the Monstro for commercial work and what they're doing to achieve the look they desire while using this specific body.
    I advice everyone to stop down twice as much as they did on s35 when using Monstro. And the relation between focal lenghts is so that your 50mm at double the stop will look compare well to your 35mm s35. That change of numbers takes time to get used to, I see it over and over again people dipping into too much focus falloff with Monstro. Every DP nod when I tell em about this matter, and still they came back with stuff that simply looks way to short focus range, like nothing they would have done before. :)

    If you keep that as a rule of thumb and work accordingly there is no real difference between VV and s35. But then sure the colors and low noise floor on Monstro is smashing. Even when you crop down to dragon 6k size monstro really shines. But yes, lots of good cameras to pick from these days and if you know what you are doing it should not matter much which one you use. Even though Monstro leaves exceptionally large room for errors.

    Here is one with short focus, no complains how it looks the store it was shot in was probably not that interesting looking any way, so they decided to dog everything out and shoot tokinas wide open on monstro.

    https://vimeo.com/315452305
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    Along with stopping down your lens to F/T 4 or F/T 5.6 using a sharp lens, you could Down-sample as high a resolution and as low a compression ratio as your computer or whatever time constraints the project for a client allows, you could use a Sharper Scaling-Algorithm inside of Redcine-X to go from a 8K/6k/4K .R3D raw file to create an Avid DNxHR or Pro-Res 4444 compressed file for a 4k /2k project. Also, get as close to the White balance of your final look in-camera.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Björn Benckert View Post
    A bit flared and running in and out of dof and not clean k5600 light. But still, when it´s sharp its tack sharp. Monstro 8kFF and good old FD lenses for the win :)

    https://vimeo.com/313340757



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