Shot some tests today for an up comping TVC that we are shooting with the A7s. The rolling shutter doesn't bother me, the 8-bit-ness doesn't bother me and the light sensitivity is some sort of magic trick that blows any camera I've ever used or seen, out of the water. It's astonishing!
> Noise/grain/huh? <
I chose to grade this shot because it has a fair share of below mid-tone shadows and high detail amongst those under-exposed areas...this is where noise and artifacts would be most problematic in an image from an 8-bit, prosumer camera...but seriously, after grading the S-Log2 image (with an incorrect LUT to begin with), I'm really liking the, dare I say "texture" that lives there. It's actually nicer than what I see shooting 800 ISO on my RED Scarlet-X.
I want this camera. It's awesome :)
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Here are some glimpses into different moments in my life.
This is, more or less, a completely random test - color correction and grading was quick and ugly, WB mistakes were made while shooting (among others), all that disclaimer stuff. I'm releasing this so it's out there and I can join the ongoing conversation in a more tangible way. :)
But I do love this camera. My background is in the Canon world (C100, 5D3, rebel series), and I am more than comfortable suggesting that the A7s holds its own against the C100, and blows the Canon DSLR's out of the water. I can't wait to use it with proper cinema glass.
Shot in 60p, utilizing various profiles. Mostly Cine4 (untouched PP5), but some PP6 and even a PP2 shot. S-Log2 is something I'm constantly exploring. I might post an S-Log2 exclusive test at some point once I wrap my head around how to handle it in post.