Friday, October 19, 2012
Panasonic HPX-370 & LA 7200
NEODANDI from James Reeves on Vimeo.
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The camera itself is an ENG style camera but I feel it was designed with strong Cinematic potential, I believe Panasonic and a large number of it's owners would say the same thing about the unit. Going down almost half price from ~$15k, the camera is now listed for ~$9k. Features a 1/3" 2.2megapixel 3-chip imager with U.L.T. (Ultra Luminance Technology. It is the only 10 bit camera available to students at AiS. I have done many side by side tests with many cameras and to me this camera does BLACK the best. Being I'm into underexposure a bit more than the average joes, I care a lot about my shadow detail. The test tonight being to focus on the quality I can retain with the element of the LA7200 (Anamorphic Adapter) attached to the Fujinon zoom bayonet mount lens. The jumping around between sensors I feel gives me a good perspective on the design & implementation of the technology behind these imagers. This sensor utilizes a high-sensitivity photodiode and low-noise pixel transistor based on analog processing. The wide range of features make this camera highly versatile, VFR, ADV GAMMA, CHROMATIC ABERRATION COMPENSATION, DRS, WFM & VECTOR SCOPES! But none of that really matters unless you work to make a good image with some pleasing lighting.
I'll be posting the results into this post with a posting of the post review after I do the post on the footage talked about in this post. Send a postcard if you'd like to be posted in the blog.