An hour spent using the Cooke Panchro / Mini S4/i lens set
in their Leicester factory.
I had a wander round ..thanks Alan and Alison!
..shot everything wide open at t2.8
as i was interested to see what minimum depth of field looked like on these lenses.
Alexa mostly rated at 800 but a little at 320asa and some at 3200 asa
Codex S recorder used to Capture 1920 x 1080 at 23.98 p (24 fps equivalent)
RGB 4:4:4 for full color space
12-bit for wide dynamic range
Canon Log to protect 12-stop latitude
ISO 850 for best Canon Log results
high MTF due to C500 4k sensor
no visible aliasing
no deBayering, no recostruction errors
signle 3G-SDI link
no lens filters used in these scenes
To record 59.94p, Codex S used 3:1 compression to input RGB 4:4:4 10-bit from the C500
To record 119.88p, Codex S used at 3:1 compression to input YCC 4:2:2 10-bit from the C500
Set of 9 compact Cooke miniS4/i prime lenses - T2.8: 18mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 65mm, 75mm, 100mm, 135mm
Each Cooke lens is hand crafted at the factory in Leicester, U.K, using a combination of state-of-the-art technology, traditional 100-year-old techniques and personal dexterity that come together to create the “Cooke Look”. Our company is also the developer behind /i Technology, the protocol enabling vital lens and camera information to be captured and passed digitally to post-production teams.
Cooke Optics can trace its origins back to the dawn of the movies in the 1880s and has originated many innovations over the years, including zoom lenses for movie cameras, “fast” prime lenses that eliminated the need for bright lights, and more recently its ground-breaking /i Technology and anamorphic lenses.
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