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Old September 21st, 2009, 05:43 PM   #1
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Here's a behind the scenes look at the recent camera testing done by the BSC BSC Film & Digital Image Evaluation 09
Comparing RED, HPX3700, Viper F23 etc etc.
Lots of toys to look at!
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Old September 21st, 2009, 10:34 PM   #2
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Interesting.

Any idea if the findings will be shown?
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 03:31 AM   #3
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Interesting.

Any idea if the findings will be shown?
There has been a tour of a number of UK where the results have been projected on the large screen. There has been discussion on the cinematography sites about the results. One element to the test was that a common industry work flow was used for the post on all cameras, which didn't really work that well for the RAW cameras like the RED and SI 2K.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 04:11 PM   #4
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For more information, go to WELCOME | High Definition magazine then click on the link at BSC Shootout. Also well worthwhile reading the comments.

They've attracted quite a lot of criticism for lack of scientific methodology, even down to some of images having to be scaled in the viewings. (When the scaling process is likely to dwarf any differences in the original cameras.)

Equally, they don't seem to have fully considered all the variables, such as how the pictures will respond to post. They seem to be showing all the images in the raw state - it's highly conceivable that the best looking here won't necessary be the best at the end of the workflow.
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Here's a report with comments by people who attended.

IMAGO - European Federation of Cinematographers

I gather the evaluation will be available on Blu Ray.
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Thanks for the links.

Short Summary: Film beats digital and the EX-3 is the best bang for the buck.

Sounds like the exercise was a bit of a waste as it does not seem like very much was learned other than we are not there yet.
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