I recently received the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. My schedule is pretty packed, so I threw it in at the deep-end as soon as I got it and started filming on it immediately. This is a great camera; even shooting in Prores, the image is superb, the shortcomings are well documented and I have my thoughts on them, most of which I feel can be easily dealt with with the right firmware updates

Anyway, I've been working in Behind-the-scenes stuff for a show on E4. It's handy having the Blackmagic there as there is no record-time limit. I had been shooting in Prores on a long interview and it all looked great in camera, however, when I got home, I noticed some moire, only slight, but there nonetheless. I also shot in the studio yesterday and noticed some pretty horrible moire on the eyebrows. So I decided to quickly test whether this was just because I was shooting in Prores or whether it was innate within the camera.

This is a test of the RAW 2.5k with some fairly high detail on one hell of a hairy face (I've been very lazy in not shaving). I found that the RAW holds up a lot better than the Prores and doesn't have nearly the same issues. You can notice it in areas, but it's worth considering what you should use for your detail shots, regardless of the file-size.

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