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Old November 26th, 2015, 12:01 PM   #1
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FS5 Boring still life tests

Some basic testing I always do when I first get a new cam.

I started this session with an old Canon FD 50mm f1.4 lens from the 70’s, not sharpest lens wide open, but I always liked this lens. And it is tiny and very light. Used it originally on my old FTb.

Then I switched to the kit lens. It is sharper for sure. For the second half of the tests. Also it was stopped down to f5. I had to use the vari ND to use the f1.4 on the Canon lens. I really like using the vari ND to set exposure, especially on a click f-stop still lens.

I am starting to explore the PPs and so far using scopes and production 20” ProMonitor and my Odyssey 7Q+ I set up two custom profiles yesterday, that I did some outdoor tests with. I will post more footage when I get a chance.

This was shot internally in UHD 30p 100mb/s. No CC at all just dropped in a UHD timeline and exported as best quality 4K (UHD) to Vimeo, you can download the uploaded version, this has been compressed as well by FCPX.

Most of my shooting these days is in HD. I will do a bunch of that also, but I thought it was interesting to start with some UHD.

This is shot in my studio, I have a North facing Palladian window there that casts a very nice natural light, I sometimes use it for interviews. I can vary the BG quickly. But I love natural North light. I white balanced and it read as 6000K pretty normal here for an overcast day.

I know this will be boring to some but this is how I start to explore a new cam, and some of you may find this interesting.

One thing I can’t find in the menus is custom clip naming. Every time I format a card it starts over clip00001 etc. Probably just me. If not I hope next firmware will fix this.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Olof Ekbergh olof@WestsideAV.com
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Old November 26th, 2015, 01:22 PM   #2
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Re: FS5 Boring still life tests

Thank you. Very useful.
Andy K Wilkinson - http://www.shootingimage.co.uk
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