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Understanding Camera Log for Video

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Understanding Camera Log & How It Can Improve Video Workflows

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Video imaging techniques historically, have been a battle of compromise between quality and price point but the prosumer digital video market is finally showing signs of bargaining power. In terms of image quality, raw offers unparalleled advantages because you are capturing sensor data rather than the video stream it produces, however, turnaround time or budget […]

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Taking Apart the Sigma Cine 85mm T1.5 FF Lens

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We’ve been impressed with the Sigma Cine lenses. We weren’t surprised that they’re generally sharper than classic Cine primes; that’s what we’ve come to expect from Sigma. We were pleasantly surprised by the smoothness of focusing and aperture and the apparent build quality. Since we’d previously done teardowns of the Zeiss 85mm T1.5 CP.2 and Rokinon Xeen […]

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Taking Apart the Zeiss 85mm T2.1 CP.3 Cinema Lens

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Long ago, in an office far, far away we did a teardown of the Zeiss 85mm CP.2 lens. Since we’ve already seen the earlier model, we thought it would be interesting to take a peek inside the new Zeiss 85mm CP.3 lens as well. We’re going to have to work on them eventually, and it’s always […]

Cine Lens MTF Testing

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Why We’re Going to Start Testing Cinema Lenses. And Why We Haven’t Before.

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  Here we go again. This isn’t my first time pissing off the status quo; I’ve been doing it for years. We spent the last few years developing better metrology (lens testing) for photography lenses. The reason was relatively simple; photography cameras with higher resolutions began to see flaws that the photography company’s (and our existing) metrology […]

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