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    UMP or EVA1?
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    I got lol'd for asking on bmcuser 🙂. But figured I'd ask EVA1 users also. Has anyone here used both and what do you prefer? Looking for most cinematic look. Thanks.


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    They didn't mean any harm...a lot of Blackmagic users don't know any better - or anything else - because once they start using Blackmagic cameras (sometimes those are their first cameras) they are so impressed with the image quality (especially for the price) that they don't really consider anything else worthy. (Most don't have the money for ARRIs and/or REDs.)

    But the EVA1 has a lot of nice things about it. I recommend watching many videos on YouTube if you have the time. And maybe make a list of what's important to you so we can provide you a breakdown of which camera may be better for you.

    But it's very clear which one is more cinematic if that's the top priority.


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    If you want the absolute best, 400 all-I.

    But if ease of working with the footage is important, and you don't mind going 4:2:0, the HEVC profile was designed to be compatible with the hardware acceleration features of modern Intel processors. So record some test footage and try it, you may be shocked.


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    I know they didn't mean anything by it. They were actually all really nice. Thanks for the suggestions.

    "But it's very clear which one is more cinematic if that's the top priority. "

    The EVA1 right :-) To me it looks the most cinematic. Especially in Radio 88.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry_Green View Post
    If you want the absolute best, 400 all-I.

    But if ease of working with the footage is important, and you don't mind going 4:2:0, the HEVC profile was designed to be compatible with the hardware acceleration features of modern Intel processors. So record some test footage and try it, you may be shocked.

    Thanks Barry I will be using 400 all-I if I decide on the EVA1.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jefferypeterson View Post
    To me it looks the most cinematic.
    That's all that matters.


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    I chose the Eva1 in a similar circumstance, or really after testing everything in a similar price range. The G2 is a bit better in low-light, but still not quite right for me.
    Stuart Hooper


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    UMP if IQ is the most important metric. Also BMD’s UI is superior.

    EVA1 for everything else: size, weight, reliability, misc features (do some research for a full list), etc.

    I chose the EVA1 over UMP for various reasons listed above, but if after consideration those aren’t big ones to you it’s very hard to argue with the image the UMP and p4K are putting out.


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    BTW the EVA1 in radio 88 is using diffusion filters. Look up more footage.

    Many have noticed the EVA1 looks best on vintage glass or softer glass.


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    Rent first if you can. Preferences are subjective.


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