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rosh kadri
Clean low light on the Big Screen - devil's due movie
on Feb 19, 2014 at 7:55:58 am

I'm just wondering how the ex3 which was used on a recent feature "devil's due" had absolutely clean blacks with no obvious noise or artifacts. Is it because of heavy post processing? 10bit out recording? How is it being accomplished?


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Michael Slowe
Re: Clean low light on the Big Screen - devil's due movie
on Feb 20, 2014 at 2:44:14 pm

Probably they are recording completely uncompressed video off the camera using something like the Convergent Design Nano kit. The camera encoder is bypassed and they can get a raw signal into some recorders.

Michael Slowe


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rosh kadri
Re: Clean low light on the Big Screen - devil's due movie
on Feb 22, 2014 at 7:24:08 am

Thanks for the answer. I just read about the discontinued nano which in the description it states "nanoFlash utilizes the very high-quality Sony XDCAM 422 CODEC, recording the video/audio onto affordable and readily available Compact Flash Media, at up to 160Mbps (Long-GOP) or 220 Mbps (I-Frame)"

I just did not see much of a difference between recording compressed on a nano vs say a samurai which does pro-res and DNXHD at 10bit 4:2:2. I actually just bought the Samurai and did some tests, the noise level is actually way lower than the 8bit XDcam.


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