This video is from a series of 1DC camera tests I conducted. You can read my full write up of the 1DC on the WonderBlog here: andrewwonder.com/1dctests
LOW ISO SHARPNESS TEST
When I was a camera assistant with film cameras we always checked the focus of our lenses. usually we had a fancy chart but when we were out of options we would use dollars.
For this test I put a $100 dollar bill on the wall and lit with with natural daylight. I chose to shoot 640 ISO considering it the base ISO of the camera for practical use.
After looking at MTF charts and reviews of my Zeiss ZE 100mm f/2.0 Makro (my sharpest lens) I settled on shooting at an f/4.0 eliminate any vignetting issues that could effect the test.
What makes the 4K stand out most here is the small red line you see between Franklin's right eye and his nose. It’s amazing the clarity it’s shown in the 4K footage as opposed to the other formats.
As is consistent with Philip’s review, you can see how sharp the S35 crop mode compared to all the other HD shooting modes. Like Philip concluded the 1080/60p mode appears similar to upresing 720/60p footage from the C300. I’m fine if that’s the case. At the very least it saves me some render time.
This test began my disappointment with Canon Log. I was excited about playing with these modes but as you can see with this test the sharpness of the Portrait shooting mode blows the C log and LUT footage out of the water.
You can view a Format Comparison of this test here: vimeo.com/58682155
You can download the Prores HQ version of this test here: dropbox.com/s/hv97h1xl4dkaca4/001A_LOW%20ISO%20SHARPNESS_Full.mov
You can download an uncompressed Portrait and Log 4K clip from this test here: dropbox.com/s/jehdwcgo5rc9q55/001_LOW%20ISO%20SHARPNESS_4K.mov
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