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Black Magic Production Camera underwater footage

28 July 2014 - 01:05 PM

Hi,

Finally got time to play with Davinci Resolve and produced some footage.

This video is underwater test for Black Magic Production Camera BMPC 4k. It was shot by me in a custom housing. It is all shot with ambient light - no artificial lighting was used. Visibility was not good due to plankton and particles. Not really a favorable test conditions
The video was captured in 4 dives into 2 different seas.One dive was done in the Arabian gulf (first clip) and the rest are done in the Gulf of Oman. It is hard to color match two characteristically different seas but I tried :)
I ended loving this camera due to two factors: Crisp details at 4k & Global Shutter. There is something magical about the movement/motion the global shutter captures. Or at least that is what I imagine :)
Despite the "noise" people are making around the Fixed Pattern Noise, the last clip of the clown fish is shot just at sunset and I did a simple noise reduction on it and I believe it is useful. This is before the 1.9 firmware release which makes the camera better at noise handling.
When coupled with a fast lens, this camera in the right hands can make magic :)

The video is broken into3 clips divided by surface shots of land/mountain scenes as follows:
+ All the clips are shot using Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 lens
+ All clips but second clip (barge wreck) are recorded in ProRes using firmware earlier than 1.8
+ Second clip is recorded using firmware 1.8 and recorded in RAW

Rendering was done at full HD using Davinci Resolve. Make sure you play the FULL HD version.


AJA CION looks interesting

15 April 2014 - 11:04 AM

This camera from AJA looks interesting and can be housed easily :)
Especially if you can get the 120 fps to a smaller external recorder than the one shown in the workflow.
What do you think?

http://nofilmschool....amera-nab-2014/

Canon 70D looks promising, what do you think?

05 August 2013 - 01:45 PM

Hi guys,

This really looks promising for video:
http://www.cinema5d.com/?p=20252
http://www.dpreview....s/canon-eos-70d
Just look at the autofocus capability and the color rendering :)
Waiting to see the low light performance...

What do you think?