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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Enjoy! (because shooting charts is boring!)