I met this guy at my sister's graduation who was filming the graduation with his Sony FX1 so of course I go over to him with my DVX and we start talking camera's. Of course I've only been able to judge footage from the fx1 from the net and have not been very impressed with Cineframe at all (except PAL 25). So I ask him if he uses Cineframe and how does it compare to 24p. He ran a video feed from his computer through a high definition TV monitor that was in the video department (he worked for the school).
I must say that after seeing Cineframe24 on a TV, I was quite impressed, it was as smooth as 24p, I seen no jerkiness, no strange artifacts and the image was sharp as sh*t. He said the difference with how Cineframe is captured has to do with Cineform which he stated pulls down a true 24fps from the 60 fields Cineframe24 method the FX1 uses.
I'm not saying the FX1 is a better camera than the DVX but Cineframe isn't what a lot of people described it as. I do believe that the FX1 lacks the look of film that the DVX naturally has but Cineframe looks legit. I know some have seen it in person and knock it, that's cool but I also can tell alot of people have knocked it without seeing it and the fact that Cineform wasn't always around is a BIG difference. All I can say is you have to see it for yourself, I'd say you'd have to have the eye of a God to be able to tell the difference between Cineframe and 24p when CF is captured correctly.
My 2 Cents........
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12-29-2005 02:13 AM"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
12-29-2005 06:38 AM
CF24 aint the real thing, but its propably good for what it does.
12-29-2005 08:58 AM
Were you looking at graduation shots? Slow movement on a locked down pod? Since you were shooting the same thing how would you compare your own shots? Finally, since you mentioned that it was displayed on an HD monitor do you think that could account for some of the razor sharp definition?
The DVX apparent sharpness changes a lot depending on the monitor. I'm not saying the Cineframe isn't great or that you didn't see what you saw... but it sounds like there were a lot of other things helping out.
01-06-2006 02:43 AM
Well, it didn't have that "Film" look, but you really can't tell the difference between Cineframe24 and 24p on a screen. He said Cineframe was horrible BEFORE Cineform........
And yes, it being HD did have to do with the sharpness, it's just I was always told CF24 sucks but after seeing it, I must say I think people jumped the gun or are just Sony haters because you really can't tell the difference except on the LCD screen, but hell, even the DVX LCD shows 24p more choppy than it actually is........"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."