CINEMATIC ROTTERDAM BEACH (2017)
After covering the ICG learnig days (close to Rotterdam) we strolled along the local beach – carrying minimal gear: the Ursa Mini 4.6k and a single lens (Tamron 90mm SP Macro), no IR cut filter since I used no NDs (usually a must with any black magic camera), graded in Resolve Studio 15 beta, which is an incredible update from v 14. To highlight the silhouettes, I went for a low key look despite the potential to pull up an incredible amount of details from the shadows. These extreme situations really showcase the power of uncompressed DNG raw with 15 stops of dynamic range. I used a third party SSD adapter and 2x 1TB SSD drives to record internally so I could shoot 4.6k 50fps in RAW but mostly went for 2k 100fps. Using the SSDs provides the convenience of opening the files straight in resolve – cant think of a more efficient workflow. Its one of the (many) features that folks get excited about the upcoming pocket 4k. The Tamron is an awesome macro lens and I was happy not to change glas on the sandy beach. However the chromatic arberrations also show the limitations of its design. Some will note that the last shots exhibit static pattern noise that the Ursa in prone to. Could be averted with black shading and NR + blur in post but I decided not to care as this was just for fun. Overall I absolutely love the quality Im getting out of the sensor. Besides its ergonomics the Ursa is a real joy to use.
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