OK, I’ll be doing this evaluation in stages.
- This post which includes links to RAW or Highest quality possible QT files from each camera of resolution and various colour charts.
All cameras are in the same position with the same lens and lit with a Fill-Lite 200
All cameras were auto white balanced on the Abel-Cine resolution chart. Focus was first on auto and then checked manually on a Convergent Design Odyssey with focus assist activated. I was also feeding the images to an Eizo CG318 4K monitor.
- I’ll post location footage shot with the cameras in various situations these will be web compressed at 4K
- I’ll post my unvarnished opinions of the cameras and whether I’d use them and if so what for!
The test files are here bear in mind that they’re camera originals and therefore very large files.
Wow! just Wow!
I went to see Star Wars the Last Jedi yesterday at the Dolby Cinema in Hilversum and even if the film had been complete crap, it wasn’t, I’d have been blown away anyway.
This is what going to movies should be. A totally black theatre, no extraneous light of any kind, brilliant sound, totally brilliant images from a dual laser projection system.
If more movie theatres were like this attendances would be rocketing up. I normally go to the Imax in Den Haag to get the best possible viewing experience. The Den Haag Imax is a 20 minute tram trip right to the door of the theatre from home and the Vue Dolby Cinema in Hilversum is a tram and 3 trains away taking around an hour and three quarters. It’s worth the journey.
What’s the film like, actually it’s pretty good. You just have to ignore the obviously cute marketing characters and if you can do that then it’s by far the best Star Wars film since the original 3.
It captures the excitement and thrill of the original, how much of that was the overall experience is another matter 🙂
The force is with Dolby!
Even better being the Netherlands, instead of the audience having huge containers of sugary soda and popcorn the guys next to me had beers, bought in the main theatre concession area. I love it!