YES, but I have read Vincent said that EPIC is making too clear picture for him in comparation with ALEXA, that ALEXA make more noise and it is more preferable for Vincent and Vincent estimate Alexa is making more qualitative picture for him then EPIC so it is interesting why Vincent buy EPIC and not ALEXA only because of money?
You can always add noise in post as someone else said in this post - absolutely true. I think I'm not used to seeing such clear images at such high resolution. It's going to take some getting used to. I must admit I will likely add a bit of noise to my final Epic footage - but that's totally a preference thing. I thought long and hard about the Alexa. But I realized that ultimately I'd need a crew to go with it at this point and at that point I might as well rent it with all of the other gear that would come along with it. It's a fantastic camera. But the Epic is the only camera that I can literally travel around the world with and that I can produce footage that is just draw dropping - all by myself. As a former photojournalist where the one rule was to "always have a camera with you ready to shoot" - going for the Epic was a draw that I just couldn't ignore. The size of this camera when configured w/ a small lens and handle w / EVF - is just spectacular. And then you see the image - and it's game over. Then comes the post - and you wish for a computer system that doesn't exist yet ;) But some RAM and a Redrocket later you are OK again, and buy hard drives like they're going out of style ;)
Yes, I'm sure that Pulitzer-prize winning photographer/videographer/director, Vincent Laforet, has to watch his pennies when he's buying camera equipment :)
Pulitzer prizes don't pay THAT much ;) Money played a maybe 5% role in the decision. The size/weight of the camera played 70% of a role, and the last 25% went to the 5K resolution and what it opens up for post / stabilization etc.
It's easier to add noise or grain to something than remove it.
Sapphire film emulation ?
Yes going to try Sapphire and a few other things I've heard about - you're right. I think Jim gets a little upset when I tell him the image is a bit too clean. In retrospect it's a bit of a silly comment on my part as you can always add grain... removing it is not easy! You have to admit that you've seen few images this clean coming off any camera on any screen...
Congrats Vincent :-)
Can anyone tell me what base plate and top mount and battery attachment is in that picture? I like the look of that set up!
All of the add ons are from Element Technica. They will be releasing the attachment plate/cheese plate / base plate/spacer etc soon. Excellent gear - highly recommend it. The handle is awesome too - but I found it a bit of a tight fit w/ the LCD on there. I don't have a right handle yet so I have to work w/ both the LCD and the EVF for now (I borrowed the EVF from a good friend who posted on this thread;) Thanks man!)