Canon C Series, RED Cinema, Black Magic, which cinema camera to use? Ryan Crockell from Lunch and Recess sent over a recent test piece shot on the Sony F5. It’s a fantastic little piece showcasing the F5’s superb image quality.
“Cataloguing My Dreams” by Lunch and Recess
In the quest for purchasing a camera, Ryan gives a great reminder about testing a camera through an entire project before selecting the right one. Here’s what he had to say:
This is a piece we shot on the Sony F5. When we tested the cameras, we shot full pieces. This was done so that we were forced to put the camera through all the paces from shooting, recording sound, and even editing and color grading with the footage. In the end, we felt like the Sony F5 had the cinematic look we loved so much with plenty of shallow depth of field, it was easy to use, and had the added benefit of great ergonomics, and expandability. For us, RAW is rarely necessary, nor is it even an option to spend the time grading, and 4K is not something we have ever needed, nor anticipate needing in the near future. So the Sony allows us to record manageable files with a great image which doesn't need loads of CC. But it also allows us the option (in the event we have the time and budget)to expand and shoot huge files that we can control everything about.
The choice was tough, there was no perfect solution, we still love our 5DMk2, but in the end, we felt the Sony F5 would do us well for the next 2-4 years.
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)