These are the first video clips demonstrating our new VAF-6D - which corrects the HD video aliasing and moire artifacts of the Canon 6D!
We've re-rendered this video now with more consistent control of brightness and contrast across the four separate clips. There is NO LIGHT LOSS with the VAF-6D, but the highly variable cloud cover during the shooting of these clips led many to email questions about light loss upon seeing our original video - hence this revision.
We've also gathered a wider variety of 6D/VAF-6D material now, and will edit and post it soon; thanks for watching!
This is a first demonstration of our revised optical anti-aliasing filter design, for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
The results of our first prototype optical design for this filter were posted in place here last month. While that first design was extremely effective at preventing aliasing and moire in the BMCC, it also had the effect of softening the camera's video to a noticeable degree.
In this current design, we've now corrected this issue: The filter remains highly effective at reducing aliasing and moire, but does not significantly soften the BMCC's video or reduce its effective resolution.
We'll present a wider gamut of performance examples as soon as possible; we'll also be moving this current design into production ASAP as well!
The source material for this video was recorded in the BMCC's ProRes 4:2:2 "video" mode. The color curves of the two segments presented were tweaked slightly on account of the highly variable lighting on this partly-cloudy day; apart from this they have not been subjected to any additional postprocessing or enhancement.
This is the first test and demonstration of the VAF-70D - our new optical anti-aliasing filter for the Canon 70D!
Similarly to our other VAF-series Video Aliasing Filters for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, the VAF-70D effectively mitigates most of the aliasing, moire, and "stair-stepping" artifacts common in 70D HD video, without significantly detracting from the video sharpness or image quality produced by the 70D. Please download the full, original .mp4 1080p24 video file to fully appreciate the effect of this filter on this complex scene!
A couple of notes on this new filter, about which we've been asked many times:
1) Our prior VAF-60D is incompatible with the Canon 70D; the VAF-70D is a new and different filter, both mechanically and optically, and is designed specifically for the new 70D camera body. The VAF-60D and VAF-70D are not interchangeable.
2) The video auto focus feature of the 70D, works fine with our filter - it behaves just the same with or without the VAF-70D.