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Stuck C300

Published : 4th August 2013

Hi All,

I've got a last minute shoot filming a phone app.

It’s pretty basic and we're only showing the model's hands on the phone using the app and its entirely likely the content on the phone will be replaced in post.

The director wants to shoot against white and it’s a blue phone. We are filming using a C300 and a Pix 240 recording to DXnHD in a studio with full control over the lighting.

To give the director the maximum latitude to play within the grade I was considering shooting in the C300 version of Log. I understand it will look flat on the monitor and will flip between 709 to check exposure. And I'll have a monitor with a WFM on it.

Bar a bit of playing, I haven't shot anything real in log so I'm wondering if there is any anything I should know that might catch me out.

Many thanks

Michael J Sanders:
London Based DP/Cameraman

online reel: www.mjsanders.co.uk M: 07976 269818


Michael J Sanders wrote:

>>The director wants to shoot against white and it’s a blue phone. We are filming using a C300 and a Pix 240 >>recording to DXnHD in a studio with full control over the lighting.

With your very specific needs and total control of the lighting, I don't see the advantage of Log capture. As you're already limited to 8-bit, better to use them to describe the part of the exposure you really want rather than stuff you're going to throw away anyway.

Mitch Gross
Applications Specialist
AbelCine NY


Mitch Gross wrote:

>>As you're already limited to 8-bit, better to use them to describe the part of the exposure you really want >>rather than stuff you're going to throw away anyway.

Thanks Mitch - hadn't thought of it that way.

Michael Sanders
London Based DP/Cameraman