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    Director of photography Lennert Hillege says the biggest challenge with the a7S II was the compression, but he adds that technical perfection was not the goal.

    “The biggest challenge was the camera’s 8-bit compression,” Hillege says. “It’s not like the conventional shooting we are used to with ALEXA. There are definitely limitations to be aware of, but the image is spectacular.

    “If you work with a director who wants to shoot anamorphic, and we work with a producer who really wants to change the whole vision of how to shoot a cine movie, perfection is not the most interesting goal. It’s how you are telling the story and whether that works.”

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    I don't see why? There isn't any shot that a Genesis, D21, or 535 coulnd't have done it. If their argument to choose this camera is to change the way to shoot. All shots are aimed at technical perfection in the classic way of doing it.
    I wonder the weight of the rig. If it's more than 3 kg the only advantage to shoot with an A7s2 is to make a Sony commercial.


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    Technical perfection is almost never the goal in movies. Some people just have to say something for the sake of saying something. Anyway I don't know if this camera is a smart choice, but it's smarter than a DSLR for sure. I wouldn't use a hybrid camera for a major production either way. I do like the size, but look at all the crap built up around it.

    However, this is interesting:

    Instead of lens swaps, the entire camera and lens pairings were swapped in and out.
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    ^So it wasn't necessarily a budget issue since they clearly had enough for multiple camera bodies.........interesting choice indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sterling Williams View Post
    ^So it wasn't necessarily a budget issue since they clearly had enough for multiple camera bodies.........interesting choice indeed.
    Hawk Ana is not a budget choise ever.
    I bet it was a producer's idea. Like, look - we can cut the shooting time with lens swaps excluded. Heck yeah, now we're waiting for make-up instead. I don't believe they couldn't afford something like Red One, Scarlet MX or even EVA for the production. Instead, they cut off the time necessary for a lens swap, but there is always something you need to make pause for.
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    yet another look-what-I-can-do-with-that-POS-camera flick, is this the best they could do to get any extra attention to the movie? and btw, it looks very decent, not in terms of the image tho, they didn't mention any external recorders and 8 bit is a disaster :)
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    i heard that it was a sony sponsored or owned production company and it was done to say we did it on a sony dslr. that's the only reason.
    they were using hawk anamoprhics for christ sake!
    i would of liked to see them shoot it with all sony lenses too to make their point legit.
    that being said, i think it looks pretty nice but this might the extent of the publicity the movie gets.

    That being said, i bought an A7III for scouting locations, gave up the bulkiness of the 5D, and for the autofocus and ease ive wound up shooting 4 doc style projects on it and one dance music video n a gimbal, all sent to professional colorists and look great. the 8 bit thing really only comes into play shooting log, but these kids found and tweak some profiles to give you great dynamic range for color grading but still dont stretch it too thin.
    i wonder what setting they shot this film on.
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    yet another look-what-I-can-do-with-that-POS-camera flick, is this the best they could do to get any extra attention to the movie? and btw, it looks very decent, not in terms of the image tho, they didn't mention any external recorders and 8 bit is a disaster :)
    A7SII is far from POS, it has an excellent sensor but crippled by compression.

    Since Panasonic, Canon, Nikon and Fuji now all offer 10 bits...not much time for Sony to keep the its mirrorless dominant.
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    And just look at those great reviews!

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    And now let's see what Matthew Libatique did with Fuji X-T3.


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