were lucky enough to test the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K for a music video alongside a Red One:
a Red MX was to serve as ‘A Cam’ with me operating the 4K as ‘B Cam’. After the first couple of shots of the shoot, Kent and Tarn (Director) were loving the 4K and it basically became ‘A Cam’. :-D The shots i’ve included in this video are random clips i picked myself…
…i had the camera set at ASA400 (had already tested at night with 800 which is at the end of this video) and the red was at 1200 yet Kent and I were both surprised the Blackmagic looked brighter on the monitors!
I didn’t think global shutter would be a big deal for me, but i LOVE the motion from this camera, and the colour is what i would expect from BMD…
…The images are really nice, really really nice. This time the BMDFilm coming from the camera has a lot more contrast and saturation than the previous two, so you don’t have to do anywhere near as much to grade it (but yes i already have a LUT i’ve made/been using with it to speed things up even more). I went for quite a contrasty/saturated grade with most of this to see if i could push it ‘there’ (combined with my LUT i made it for it). I think it holds up really well….
…All footage was shot Prores 4K…Lenses used: Sigma 18-35/1.8 – Canon 35/1.4L – Canon 50/1.2L – Canon 85/1.2L (YES IT WORKS!!!) – Canon 100/2.8L – Canon 70-200/2.8L IS.
Check out the footage here: