Originally Posted by bsprague
I was going to post a reply to your earlier post where you suggested this was a boring forum where the only thing people do is film their green gardens.
I've followed and attempted to participate here for a couple years. It has been obvious to me that this forum is about equipment. It is less about documentaries. People don't write shooting plans or scripts, hire crews, find actors, cater the food, etc. The purpose here is primarily aimed at sharing what consumer video cameras can do. In fact, even adjusting or "grading" the color is frowned on because it can hide the "true performance" of a camera.
For "creative" documentaries, I suggest you comb Vimeo where there is an abundance of style, emotion and visual inventiveness.
Thank you for a straight out reply. My suggestion leads to total lack of humbleness (you say so?). Not boring.
You are right but there are more people reading than actually writing. Most of seen videos explain how the camera aquire green color.
And ofc with the referee judging weather you use your camera right or wrong.
I'm not asking for professional results etc etc. I'm talking about what you can do if you put some work into it, which shows performance in codec, to push it and actually use the camera. By f.ex expose the image correctly, grade for several looks or accuracy to try out the codec, use external mic with NC to get rid of wind / birds shows what the camera is capable of.
Did anyone even try ETTR at 100% Zebra and lower to 0.86% saturation, +10% yellow on shadow, -0.90 exposure and review the clip?
220Mbit Prores 422 HQ codec from BMCC camera in 1080p vs GoPro 1080p 25fps. Which one can be matched with another camera?
The Gopro codec is blown out once you pull a little too much. AX100 allows more playing - not too much but you can actually dig out details from
the footage which is "hidden" by it's default way of exposing and saturate the image.
Canon 70D in auto mode with kitlens.
Canon 70D in manual mode with a somewhat better lens, with correct exposure, saved in raw, corrected and fixed in f.ex LR and exported.
This thread shows 90% of example 1 which is an unfair and untrue representation of the device. And it's always the same subject - the cat...
These examples shows two different pictures. One OK and one much better. Which one shows the performance of the device for you?