When it comes to making feature films, or even short films for that matter, we want them to look good of course, any my current camera is from 2011 so I was thinking of getting something new and 4K. However, is full frame really worth it, when upgrading?
For one thing, if I didn't get full frame I could still use the current lenses I have now which were designed for APS-C, instead of buying more expensive ones now for full frame.
I've researched what people have said and there is a more of a majority opinion that it was worth it to them for shallow depth of field.
However, I feel I don't really need any more shallow DOF. The APS-C sensor already provides plenty of shallow DOF, on longer lenses and I feel that that's enough. I don't want too show since you want to give your actors wiggle room to move around more of course.
And they say that full frame has less noise and more information, but again with 4k, and good lighting, and good quality ISO for lower light, do you really need this?
Full frame may allow more resolution to reframe in post, but you're right, if your workflow works, than keep working. Super 35mm film is only about the size of APS-C.
When I did Army of Darkness, we used VistaVison on the FX unit, 35mm running sideways through the camera, about full frame of a current 5D Mark III shooting a still, because we needed the resolution for special FX.
It is a lot of hype, but as manufactures move to it and it becomes affordable on cheaper cameras, it will become the norm.
Okay thanks. Well a lot of people like full frame cause of a more shallow DOF it seems and because of more light hitting it.
However, the shallow DOF is so sensitive on a full frame, that the actors do not have as much wiggle room to move. In order to give them more wiggle room, I have to stop down, which causes exposure loss anyway. So does more light really help, when I have to stop down for wiggle room?
Also, it seems that the full frame sensor has quite more noticeable of a rolling shutter jello effect compared to an APS-C sensor. Is this true that this can be more of a problem?