Shot a fun little test film with my D800.
It might not make a whole lot of sense what was tested...but the results are VERY impressive.
We shot this using ONLY available light. It was shot primarily at a really high ISO of 1250. And it was shot to SD card in camera with color grading done in post.
Whats impressive is the low noise levels at such a high ISO. The performance of the camera using only the light that was in the garage. AND just how well the compressed video shot to card handled color grading in post without falling apart.
Call me impressed.
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07-03-2012 09:40 AM
07-03-2012 08:33 PM
Look great!!! I'm getting ready to get the Mkiii but to be honest I haven't really seen much good footage from that camera and now thinking about the D800
07-03-2012 09:58 PM
I really wanted to push this camera and see what I could get away in comparison to what I've had to deal with in the past on jobs I've to use the 7D and 5Dii. And at this time I have no experience with the mkiii, but its clear to me the Nikon is a HUGE leap over what the last gen was capable of. Right now, I'm just waiting for the Atomos Ninja 2 to come out...because if the codec to the card is THAT good...than I can only imagine what 10 bit 4:2:2 will give me.
07-03-2012 10:28 PM
Very creative piece of film. From what I have heard, some are saying that they can not see a big difference between the H.264 to card and the prores 422 through the HDMI output. I think there has to be a difference and it will probably depend on the type of lighting/ISO. It looks like you get slightly better DR through the 10 bit 4.2.2 output.
07-03-2012 10:33 PM
I've done a TON of reading on it...and about 90% of the people making any claims towards anything have either improperly set up their recorders/cameras or are doing nothing more than looking at the footage down rezzed on their computers.
I believe the advantages are there, and they will mainly be seen in very heavy color grading as well as viewing on larger screens. Though I have watched this footage on my 40" LCD via my iPhone using airplay...and I was shocked at how impressive it looked.
Plus...for the cost of the ninja...it'll be worth it to have the external monitor...plus recording in native prores and not having to deal with transcoding footage.
07-03-2012 11:03 PM
looked good, My only question was did you guys crush the blacks in post, or did it shoot with that baked in desaturated crushed look? And did you crush the blacks that hard to hide noise. Just curious because I wasnt seeing any detail in the shadows, but that could be the crappy laptop im on.
07-03-2012 11:37 PMPlus...for the cost of the ninja...it'll be worth it to have the external monitor...plus recording in native prores and not having to deal with transcoding footage.
07-04-2012 12:07 AM
If this had been done on a 7D...it would have been WAY noisier and the image would have not held up to the grading.
07-04-2012 12:11 AM
I looked into all the option. The Pix 220, the ki pro mini, the BM shuttle 2, the ninja 2
I have a friend with the ninja one...and for the cost you just can't beat it.
The shuttle is by the least expensive unit, but as you mentioned, I don't have another external monitor. And the one I would buy is the TV logic...which is 1200....so for 1000 I can have the ninja 2, and for a simple framing monitor I don't necessarily a higher res monitor...though it would be nice.
Also...I can't remember...but the BM doesn't record to prores, just avid.
07-05-2012 07:26 PMAlso...I can't remember...but the BM doesn't record to prores, just avid.
Anyway depending on your work flow and existing equipment list either of these devices are a great option including the Pix 220 which I believe is a higher price option.