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Josh Brine
Is the Cannon Mk III a good quality for VFX? my thinking is no.....
on Sep 18, 2012 at 2:25:36 pm

pretty self explanitory, most the footage coming to me is a canon 5dmkIII, it can be difficult to pull a good key from this. how good is this sort of footage for VFX?


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Is the Cannon Mk III a good quality for VFX? my thinking is no.....
on Sep 18, 2012 at 3:02:09 pm

Highly compressed footage is never particularly good for pulling keys. There's not enough color information. Ideally you need footage in a 4:2:2 sampling rate. Here's a good, concise rundown on why:

http://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/411samp.htm

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Josh Brine
Re: Is the Cannon Mk III a good quality for VFX? my thinking is no.....
on Sep 23, 2012 at 1:23:40 am

thanks for that i have a much better understanding of color smpling now. well the black magic camera is headed this way soon which shoots in prores aand raw so great quality footage. but tiny sensor alas.


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