The heavy, low-contrast effect applied to the “Brighton Kiss” test video makes it hard for me to judge the clarity, color rendition, and sharpness of the lens.
James has told us he's preparing a side by side look at both cameras using the Otus – I look forward to Part 2 to see more which should hopefully be out shortly.
Brighton Kiss – Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2
Shot in Canon Log (400ISO) and graded in Premiere using Film convert.
4k Blackmagic Production Camera – Brighton
First test with the Blackmagic Production Camera 4k in Brighton.
Alphatron EVF, Tiffen Variable ND Filter.
4K edit on Youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=9E-laP_XJ6g
1st 4k native camera clip: we.tl/iuqKmxET9o.
Noticed lots of heat haze whilst reviewing shots, need to do a nice London skyline test. Think the 1DC edges sharpness mostly due to less noise.
Lightly graded with Film Convert.
Part 2 shot comparison with the Canon 1DC coming soon.
Extremely bright today in the midday sun, Tiffen Variable ND Filter struggled to keep lenses above f2.8. I sometimes even nearly hit focus! Would have shot for longer with some varied scenes but battery solution did not last. But it was enjoyable to shoot with. Well as long as you want to use an EVF with waveforms etc.
4K ProRes HQ edited natively in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Transcoded to HD, 1920×1080 ProRes HQ version available to download from Vimeo.
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)