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Epic and Dragon comparison – Part 1, Overexposure

This post might become lengthy… And the images come from Dragons original OLPF. But as this is what is currently the mostly available config (and the cameras I rent), it is still a slightly relevant comparison. I will come with some analysis on Dragon and a few other cameras, as time allows, but this is the most “Ready” images I have at the moment. I will NOT take it through every stop imaginable. Instead I will focus on the parts that mostly interest me, and break down the things I…

Dragon scores highest ever on the DxO camera-reference mark

RED Dragon does rather well in this test. Interesting read. This is a comparison of Dragon with most still-cameras out there, including Phase ONE and Nikon D800 A motion-camera outperforming the best of the stills-only camera for stills, is kinda a 1st ever. What they write about saturation in the full exposure-range and general fidelity, sounds a lot like what I have seen since I first tested the prototype back in August 2013, doing “Sweet”. Rent Dragon from me…

ADD – Take 2: Splitimage – 6400 ISO – Tungsten

This is an image from the “Espen” Epic and Dragon comparison. (yup, I will have that up here, too…)   6400 ISO To the left Developed with ADD Right – Regular developing First a 1:1 pixel center-crop at 1080 (click on image to get full-size)   Look at the nuances in the shirt and the details in his hair. Next a 2k scaled image from the 6k Source (again:click on the image to get full-size)     If you like me to publish tests and have use of what I…

Dragon and ADD

RED released a new development/debayering tech for their Dragon camera today. ADD It is ignificant for low/underexposure and pulling stills from film (if you either shoot stills or do combo gigs). The clearity of the images and lack of noise is pretty dramatically improved from what was already really good. If you shoot with a dual shutter in HDRx and thus effectively underexpose the “stills” track, this is really a great tech. My guess is that as this trickles into the SDK, this will become the default way of developing…

Normaliteten (“Normality”) – The way we came to make it – Part 1

Tuva and I met on the set of an “arty” short, Arien. In the shower… Me with the camera, she as an actor. I had been working mostly with producing/filming/directing commercials and internal films for companies the previous years, but wanted to get back to long-form and fiction, which I had worked with as a musician/composer. I had made a very unsuccessful short the previous summer and was generally a bit confused about where and what to take work. Not happy with what I did, and not really seeing ways…

Tech Fun – Resolve

  Prepping an edit-screening with assembled audio and rough-grade. And until rendering, everything turned out just fine in Resolve. Resolve has a few quirks still (at least the copy I am sitting on here) When conforming RED-RAW files you must change the default TC setting in the RED-RAW tab. from “Camera” to “Absulute”, then it conforms like a dream from a FCP7 XML. This time a lot of the “basic motion” settings did not come over.   Bliss is that basic retiming works. But I am not on the latest…

Normality

  Some 4 years ago, Tuva approached me with the idea of making a new movie. About everything “Normal”. We had just finnished recording (and was far from even approaching the early stages of editing) Sanctuary. I guess I was initially less than enthused. But eventually she had me over. (She can be rather convincing) and we started working on the idea. Not sure if I regret that or not. It has been the most bumpy road imaginable. On many levels. But all of a sudden I am sitting here…

Mostly just hello!

  Have been thinking of doing something like this for years, but have always been distraught by the effort.   Say hello. Have a look around. Book me if you wanna or buy some stuff. LOL Have fun! Gunleik   ______________________________________________________________________________________________ All imagery on gunleik.com is © Gunleik Groven, unless otherwise stated. For TFP shoots, the images belong to me and the model. It is possible to buy most images for editorial, commercial or stock usage. I’ll even sell you large prints of them…. Contact: gunleikgroven@gmail.com