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  1. #1 Mysterium-X. See in the dark. 
    Senior Member Paul Leeming's Avatar
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    We got our new Mysterium-X sensor last week and wanted to give it a bit of a torture test. So on Friday night myself, Ivan Kovac, James Okubo and a model, Valeria, headed down to Yoyogi Park at nighttime to make a little commercial for our new sensor to show just how good it was.

    Needless to say, I was utterly blown away! What you are about to see was shot at ISO3200 at T1.9, 1/50th shutter 23.976fps. It was lit by a solitary candle and one of the park's path lights about twenty meters away (just to give the trees a bit of depth).

    The latitude and dynamic range of Mysterium-X is, quite frankly, astonishing! And what tiny amount of noise there is at ISO3200 is random and visually pleasing, like film grain. Not to mention the colour and highlight reproduction! This small demonstration has both the darkest blacks and brightest highlights (from the candle) and it handles both ends with amazing finesse!

    There is no colour correction done to this clip at all, in order to show you what the footage looks like directly off the sensor.

    It was edited entirely in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 (including the audio mixing) using the new Red3 Importer plugin, online using the 4.5K R3Ds.

    Please feel free to mirror this file on your own server to help take the load of mine! It's 405MB in size and is a 1920x816 MP4 file which should play back on both PCs and Macs. Make sure you play this back on a calibrated monitor and on a high fidelity audio system as there's some wicked bass in the mix ;)

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    http://downloads.visceralpsyche.com/...Demo_1080p.mp4

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    http://vimeo.com/12157968

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    YouTube link:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd-hCrKzHMI

    Feedback is most welcome.

    Enjoy! (because shooting charts is boring!)

    Paul
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    Incredible. No, I can believe this (tested an M-X by myself...).

    Thanks!

    Please, correct my written english.
    I'm still learning, and I need your help.
    Thanks in advance.
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    ISO 3200 ? Looks great.

    I just hope to not have to go to such high ISO's when shooting...

    But damn, that is nice. Can't wait for the EPIC.

    Why double post this though?
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    Really nice. There is noise, but it's "good noise." Looks much more like natural grain than horrible garbage. Well done!
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    Shawn, mostly for different audiences. I figure many American readers aren't checking the Japan sub-forum, and vice versa for Japanese readers.

    To all, thanks for the feedback, it's much appreciated!

    Cheers,

    Paul :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Leeming View Post
    It was lit by a solitary candle and one of the park's path lights about twenty meters away
    And yet, for this set up you needed a lighting guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake blackstone View Post
    And yet, for this set up you needed a lighting guy
    Someone had to light the candle!
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    Someone had to light the candle!
    Those durn unions!
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  9. #9 someone had to light candle 
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