It's about your 'eye' - not technical precision.
I can tell you that as a professional judging cameras based on their performance in the context of present and future digital acquisition and presentation I don't need to see this test to know it's incredibly flawed. The guidelines tell me as much. If you did a camera test 10 years ago and only watched it on the tv broadcast quality of the time would you be happy with your observations today? Absolutely not. But you'd be stuck with anything you shot back then. Good luck doing a bluray release
Zacuto... Zacuto... where art thou?
where, or wherefore? that is the question. ;)
We are both professionals.
I disagree with the fact that you seem to think its some kind of plot...you keep referring to it as a test when its been explained more as an aid to help folks understand and get the most from various platforms. Perhaps the name "shootout" is the problem...especially if its more about lighting and education, but they can call it whatever the hell they want...I'll wait to see it before I judge its content.
The phrasing seems to indicate that DP's aren't smart enough to make their own choices, to to their own testing and that they basically believe and spread everything they see or hear, which as professionals we would both obviously know is simply not true.
Lastly, folks can make whatever they want. Suggesting someone not to make something they are passionate about because you don't agree with it...well...not my style.
My problem is that this test as it's presented does not seem
Like an aid at all. It seems like a judgement of the cameras. And thats how I assume most people will read it. A camera is standard, it's performance doesn't change. DP's vary greatly, and though they seem
To be the variable here they are not what is being judged. The camera is.
Two DPs walk into a bar. One says to the other' "you see the zacuto shootout? Epic didn't have skin tones as well as alexa'. The other DP says 'really?', never sees the test, but in the meeting for his next project says 'epic has crap skintones'. He never knows that the first DP just didn't like the lighting in the epic part of
Not a very funny joke when I try and convince a producer I wanna use my epic but he doesn't like it because he heard from that DP that the zacuto test showed the epic didn't do well with skin tones. I know that's not their intention, but that's what happens. And I'm just giving an example, it could be the Alexa that's gets lit poorly!
It's just like in sports. If my team loses, then so be it. I just don't want the refs to decide the game. I know they don't mean to screw up the calls, but it's still an unfair loss.
Sorry I've been at the airport bar watchin the NBA playoffs. Thunder up!
2K is 2012. 2K is what the audience sees. You provided only 1K and 2K versions of the Tattoo "EPIC Short Film". I think that says it all.
Zacuto shootout is made to show how each camera performs when the films are finished to be seen in 2012 (or upcoming years till the 4K starts becoming more popular).
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