Okay, so I've done some crappy tests....but at least they have skin tones and contrast. I have three different focal lengths too. Maybe some uncompressed tiffs from the ungraded footage would be enough for people to play with? Any suggestions? Hosting?
(RECORDING TO PRORESS 422 on SAMURAI) I found that RG3 is probably better than RLF because RLF is quite green. I also felt like I had enough information with RG3, and that RLF would be more work without gaining superior results....but I guess it's up to the grader.
It'd probably be too difficult to host a full-on ProRes file (unless it was ~3 second clips), but I don't know how realistic a .tiff is in comparison to prores (in terms of compression and how it reacts to correction/grading). Have you tried sites like WeTransfer or RapidShare (if it's still even around) or DropBox? They might require sign-ups though. If hosting is a no-go, maybe just a jpg or tiff with half of it being the ungraded prores direct from the Samurai and the other half being a a fairly rigourous grade exemplifying how far you could push it without it breaking down...
Also, on the graded side, if you can, please at ~20% post sharpening (in FCP or Premiere or what-have-you) as I think it would clean it up real nice.
Again, I think there are two very useful ways to use a Samurai: Bob's preferred method (as a preview player and to give people dailies) and Matt's way (for ultra-fast turnarounds on less than mission-critical jobs... I tend to fall into this category, which is why I'm so interested in seeing how far the prores files can go before breaking.) I mean, you're getting ~13.5stops of latitude in a scaled 4k-to-1080p prores file... that has the potential to be better than Alexa (which may have ~14stops, but only 2.8k-to-1080p...OH, and it costs about 4x the price.)
Last edited by Mike P.; 03-09-2012 at 09:01 AM.
Can someone confirm .... Is the scaling issue still existent on samurai?
I've been reading about the Sony F3 and the their slog upgrade that outputs to ProRes. I'm also hearing about Alexa users outputting to Prores and never using RAW. My question is, does the Samurai convert the RAW files to prores, or will it output the current colorspace config to Prores. My thinking is that if we set the Scarlet to say, RedLogFilm, the Samurai would essentially give us the same highlight protection the Slog upgrade provides on the F3..
Any of that making sense? I'll be testing this anyway next week when our Samurai arrives, but I'm just curious if anyone has looked into this..
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