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  • RED EPIC & BMCC : down n' dirty test at the Santa Monica Beach

    Hey guys - Did a quick test last Sunday with my buddy Austin Flack and his BMCC camera. If you need a BMCC in the Los Angeles area, Austin is the MAN!

    We pitted his camera and my Red Epic together for some quick tests, while sharing the same lenses. It's a good example of what the crop factor is all about as well as showing resolution and latitude across the board.

    In a word, I love this camera. Look forward to putting it through the paces on our feature film and other doc shoots. Enjoy!


  • #2
    Thanks for sharing Rick!

    Any chance of turning on the download function so we can see the file out of the NLE?

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    • #3
      Sure thing!

      This was a quick test so I can't wait to give it another go in a more controlled environment. I think the BMCC could be less contrasty. I was surprised at how great the BMCC looked compared to the Epic out of the box. The screen is a nightmare in the hot sun. You need an external monitor. I wish Blackmagic had a remote control option so if you didn't want to do the touchscreen, you didn't have to.

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      • #4
        the bmc have black point at the sun

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        • #5
          I think the BMC held up quite well. he Epic was noticeably smoother highlights and a generally more 'milky' if that's a term look ungraded. Would be good to see the same clip graded.

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          • #6
            Redlogfilm is a lot more loggish than BMD_Film. The BMD_Film curve in Davinci and Prores Log go up to 100 IRE while Redlogfilm is totally squeezed, maybe reaching 80 IRE in pure white.
            BMCC - Sony HVR-Z7 - Nikon D7100

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Felix View Post
              Redlogfilm is a lot more loggish than BMD_Film. The BMD_Film curve in Davinci and Prores Log go up to 100 IRE while Redlogfilm is totally squeezed, maybe reaching 80 IRE in pure white.

              Soooo more 'milky' then...

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              • #8
                Hi,
                I'm glad to see a comparison between a RED camera and the BMCC. However the results are hobbled by shooting at F22, it softens the image to the sensor due to increased diffraction within the lens. F8 aperture is optimal for lens sharpness.
                Thanks for doing the test though.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jho View Post
                  the bmc have black point at the sun
                  Does anyone know if that's normal for bmcc? Is that something bmc users should expect to deal with?

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                  • #10
                    Yes it's a standard problem at the moment. Everyone assumes it'll be fixed next firmware update.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bumkicho View Post
                      Does anyone know if that's normal for bmcc? Is that something bmc users should expect to deal with?
                      Besides that its super easy to fix in any program, AE, Nuke, even PS tbh.
                      http://valentin-mail.de/4a805

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the test, great test, why was the guy wearing a google shirt?

                        Also, nice location
                        http://valentin-mail.de/4a805

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                        • #13
                          Great test, thanks! Was that the Canon or Nikon Tokina?

                          P.S. - That dude likes to show off his crabs.

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                          • #14
                            It was the Canon Tokina. And I was wearing a Google shirt 'cause I used to work there.

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                            • #15
                              Can someone post the link? Can't see the video embed on my ipad..

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