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    A stills photographer who shot a feature on Red One and a commercial on Red Epic, I shot this test 'portrait' on the new Canon 1D C 4K straight without Canon Log. Then downsized for Vimeo. I know it's 8-bit, hasno high frame rates but is a very unintimidating camera. Missed Epic's raw files but pleasantly surprised at the quality. Feedback and debate most welcome. https://vimeo.com/61088951
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    I tested the 1D-C recently. The Motion Jpeg compression of the 4k mode definitely gave quite a bit of artifacting. CanonLog, however yielded a really high dynamic range that graded nicely in Resolve. It's a nice small camera that would be ideal when you need something with almost no weight. I preferred the image out of my Epic but no surprise there.
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    The 1DC has some serious banding issues when shooting above I believe it's 400 ISO and Canon Log.
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    I like the style and look and feel.

    Just at around 151 I did see some rolling shutter when you were following her through the alley. Did you notice that as well?

    happens at 622 as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Battistella View Post
    I like the style and look and feel.

    Just at around 151 I did see some rolling shutter when you were following her through the alley. Did you notice that as well?

    happens at 622 as well

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    I agree, a lot of rolling shutter artifacts, but colors are gorgeous!
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    Well done. I love the pace or cadence of the piece. The back streets of Calcutta are so alive.
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    That was excellent. And a pretty good test of the camera, too.

    I can't comment on banding, compression artifacts, that sort of thing from a Vimeo video...

    I don't think I like the way the 1DC rolls into highlights. The clipping seems abrupt and harsh, but I would want to play with the camera myself or see actual footage to know for sure.

    Colors for straight out of the camera look wonderful.

    The most noticeable issues I saw throughout were the AF tracking and rolling shutter skew, disastrous when the two combined. Of course, one could disable AF and eliminate that problem from the equation or do more to anticipate those shifts. Besides, we see that on every other AF system anyway, so it just is what it is to some extent. The rolling shutter skew and warp is pretty bad. I wasn't expecting it to be that bad on the 1DC... Hmmm...
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    Really nice little portrait film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Battistella View Post
    I like the style and look and feel.

    Just at around 151 I did see some rolling shutter when you were following her through the alley. Did you notice that as well?

    happens at 622 as well

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    That is definitely stabilization artifacts. The camera was most likely handheld walking through the alley, he wanted to make it look like a steadicam shot, so he stabilized it.

    I see these "artifacts" all the time when I stabilize wobbly EPIC footage...
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    In my limited experience grading 1D C material, the most striking issue is massive aliasing in the image. Also 8 bit material makes it almost impossible to grade. Left on it's own, properly shot with light grading touch it can produce pleasant picture. But don't try to push it, it will bite you back, hard. At about half of the price of 1D C, Scarlet is head and shoulders above it. BMCC in my opinion also a better choice, if crop factor is not taken into account.
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