The team at www.motionvfx.com/ found this one and we wanted to share it to make your Sunday a bit more interesting. At least I hope it makes your day more interesting… it did for me.
Oh, and this was meant to see if the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K would work side by side with the RED – not be a total replacement.
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K vs RED Epic
From Michal, motionVFX Team:
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is for sure a hot topic right now and many comparisons emerge on the internet, you can also find a few video samples. Toby Kahler also posted something special – a pretty great side-by-side comparison of the Blackmagic Production Camera and the RED Epic.
Of course the RED Epic is a more advanced camera and it costs more, but it seems that the BMPC still can be competitive.
Toby didn't want to prove though which camera is better, his intention was to check if these cameras will work together as an A and B-Cam setup.
In the case of the Blackmagic he used the ProRes 4K mode because it was the only one available, the RED Epic on the other hand was used with different compresssion settings from 5:1 to 12:1 (for the slomos).
Blackmagic Production Camera (BMPC 4k) & RED Epic – Test / Comparison – 1080p
We did a side-by-side comparison with the Blackmagic Production Camera (BMPC) and the RED EPIC.
This test is by no means scientific or should prove which camera is better or whatever! The intention was to check, if these cameras will work together as an A and B-Cam setup.
The BMPC 4K had (at the time of this test) only the ProRes 4K (UHD) mode available. The RED EPIC was used with different compresssion settings from 5:1 to 12:1 (for the slomos).
All footage is OUT OF CAMERA without any color correction, LUT or grading applied. The RED EPIC was set to RED Color 3 and RED Gamma 3.
The footage was downscaled to 1080p HD and compressed for Vimeo. We will post some fullsize frame grabs in the next days on our blog and facebook. We will also post our personal thoughts in the next days – till then: Enjoy 😉
All shooting was done in Frankfurt / Germany.
A big thanks to our model Nadine, A.F. Marcotec (marcotec-shop.de) for providing us one of the first BMPC 4K cameras in Germany and our friends at FirstGrade Studios (firstgrade-studios.de) for their EPIC.
Music: M83 – Soon, my friend
MOTIONCTRL Filmproduktion – motionctrl.de
DP: Toby Kahler
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K vs RED Epic BTS Stills
(cover photo credit: snap from MOTIONCTRL Filmproduktion FB Page)
Latest posts by planetMitch (see all)
- Rant: why so much camera hate? - April 17, 2019
- Free Soloing El Capitan – A bit about how they filmed it - February 18, 2019
- Camera & Flask – Great Filmmaking Podcast - February 18, 2019