We are about to start a new round of camera evaluations using a new standardised system that will allow future tests of cameras in identical conditions.
The cameras included this time are:-
Arri Alexa Classic recording to both internal QT and external raw
Arri Alex Mini
Arri Alexa SXT recording to Codex
BMD Ursa Min Pro
Canon C300-2 recording to both XF-AVC and external raw
Canon C700 recording to both XF-AVC and Codex
Panasonic Varicam LT recording both internally and external raw
Panasonic Pure recording to Codex
RED Weapon Helium
Sony FS7 recording internally and external raw
We had hoped to include the Panavision Millennium and Alexa 65 but the first is in the process of being updated and the second is just too busy in the limited quantities that are available. Both are scheduled to be included in further evaluations later this year.
The Nokia OXO will also be included partly in the “normal” tests and partly to live stream the tests for those who have nothing better to do than watch live streams of camera tests!!
Lights are from BB&S and the lens being used for all except the C200 is the Fuji 4.7 * 18 T2. We will be marking up the in-shot idents with the focal length used to produce an image size that matches “S35” with 50mm as the base focal length.
With a schedule of 4 cameras per day we will be much more relaxed than in previous evaluations and paying a lot more attention to detail.
All camera settings will be published with the results We will also transcode all the rushes into 16 bit EXR files in ACES using the manufacturers software wherever possible. If there is no manufacturers software we will use Resolve. I will also be using Prelight onset to grab frames from the monitoring output of the cameras as part of a very different test 🙂
Results will be published towards the end of July.