Thursday, February 28, 2013

Its Busy

Busy week doing a studio shoot. Studios are nice, easy, fast, but  expensive. Pick your compromise like a lot of things in life.

We shot a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 and 2 60D's. It'll be interesting to see how it works. I had my Rokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine on the GH3 as the main camera. Sure there is a crop factor that makes it more like a 70mm for full frame or 50mm for S35 but that worked ok here. Its really an amazingly small camera for what it is. It was the "straight" chromakey angle and we'll see how well it keys. We set it to 70mbit Iframe recording. The 60D's used a mix of Rokinon 8mm T/3.8 Cine Lens and mostly the Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine and several other lenses including an OM 50 1.4, Jupiter 9 85 2.0. Sound went to each camera via wireless and recorded on Sound¤Devices 552 Portable 5-Channel Production Mixer and Stereo Recorder. A skateboard dolly plus the 14mm made for some great dramatic moves in less than 10ft of "track" aka PVC pipe. The GH3 had my Rok 35 1.5 mounted on it with an EF->M4/3 adapter. Looks amazingly sharp :) which is a good thing for keying.