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Old August 5th, 2015, 11:39 AM   #1
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Will you still get a nice dynamic range recording 709?

I am suddenly in a situation where I am recording a lot inside and need better lowlight and greater dynamic range than either my EX3 or GH4 can give me.

However I need to shoot straight out of the box since I don't have a lot of time to learn to shoot log. Can I use the FS7 with the Metabones plus Canon 24-105 and shoot REC 709 and be able to get that extra lowlight ability and dynamic range?
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Re: Will you still get a nice dynamic range recording 709?

Jeroen,
In my limited experience with the FS7 in a darker environment a faster lens in Low light situations makes a huge difference. Your set up with a regular Metabones is not the most sensitive. (unless you are talking about Metabones Speedbooster adapter) The FS7 footage is very clean so underexposing a little is okay but dynamic range on highlights using Rec 709 is not going to give you the best dynamic range the camera can produce.
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Jeroen,
In my limited experience with the FS7 in a darker environment a faster lens in Low light situations makes a huge difference. Your set up with a regular Metabones is not the most sensitive. (unless you are talking about Metabones Speedbooster adapter) The FS7 footage is very clean so underexposing a little is okay but dynamic range on highlights using Rec 709 is not going to give you the best dynamic range the camera can produce.
Yes, sorry, I meant the Speedbooster. I realize I will get the best dynamic range with log but I was wondering if it is still way better than the GH4 or EX3 when recording rec 709.

I'm just not sure if I will be able to master shooting log in time for this production...
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Re: Will you still get a nice dynamic range recording 709?

My advice for really low light would be to go with the A7s and fast lenses.
I'd stay away from the 24-105, which I've always found to be exceptionally slow. Certainly don't use anything slower than a constant 2.8
If your shooting style allows for fast primes, they can be a great way to deal with the dark!
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