In May, after a film gear exhibition, a few brand new cameras were available in Poland only for 2-3 days. We decided to test them and we also managed to arrange other cameras in that very short time. Our goal was not to point out the winner or the loser. We just wanted to put these camera next to each other and to see how the images look together. We had only one day to make this test. Definitely too short, but it's good to have something than nothing at all. Because of this rush and rather challenging circumstances, we did some mistakes in the "12 Camera Test".
The most serious are:
1. Canon 1DC was set to incorrect White Balance. Because the camera records only MOV not DNG, we couldn't repair it. Anyway we decided not to skip the 1DC test.
2. KineRAW Mini has advanced ISO setting, where you can achieve better results in highlights (ISO MODE - HIGHLIGHTS FOR ISO MODE) - but we had this camera only for 2 days and we couldn't understand these settings. There was no time to get through all of the settings.
3. Lumix GH4 - it was first GH4 in Poland and we received it one day before the test - not much time to discover it's settings, that can be flatter, than we set.
4. Alexa - we didn't notice that actress was sitting closer to the camera comparing to the other cameras.
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PART I - "THE RIDDLE" - vimeo.com/103418495
PART II - "THE ANSWERS" - vimeo.com/103784456
PART III -"THE DAY" - vimeo.com/104037800
PART IV - "THE COMMENT" - vimeo.com/104924908
The cameras were tested on 21 MAY 2014 in Warsaw by Tomasz Wolski & Szymon Lenkowski PSC for FilmPRO magazine & FILM CYFROWY portal under the auspices of The Polish Society of Cinematographers PSC.
DoP: Szymon Lenkowski PSC
Cooperation: Adam Palenta, Patryk Jordanowicz
Edit: Tomasz Wolski
Test was shot in Plaster Studio, Warszawa
Actress: Maria Patykiewicz, IQ ART
Styling: Ania Iwaniuk-Zakrocka
Lightingr: Film Illumination
Gaffer: Dariusz Lisowski
Postproduction: Chimney Poland
Postproduction manageri: Hania Sawicka
Color correnction: Wiktor Sasim
Arri Alexa XT – EBH
Red Dragon – Miracle Worker Sp. Z o. o.
Red Epic – Horizon Films
Sony F55 – Fixa Film
C500 i 1DC – Canon Polska
Sony FS700 – Film Cyfrowy Rent
Blackmagic 4K – Szymon Lenkowski
Blackmagic Pocket – EBH
Kineraw Mini – Prolite
Lumix GH4 – Panasonic Polska
Canon 5d Mark3 – OmProduction
Lenses Carl Zeiss CP2 – Horizon Films & Fastmedia
Thank you everyone for help!