Give your camera an Alexa 65 sized sensor – Crazy experiment tutorial 12K footage MDEpicEpisodeS1E04

Give your camera an Alexa 65 sized sensor – Crazy experiment tutorial 12K footage MDEpicEpisodeS1E04

Wonder how your Camera would look if it had one of this fancy large format sensors like the Alexa 65? Emulate the large format look of films like “The Revenant”, “Rogue One”, “The Hateful 8”, and “2001” using some cheap gear and the camera you already own.

We are going to do a little math and built a crazy rig that will allow us to reposition a smaller sensor behind a medium format lens in a fashion that will allow us to capture an Alexa65 equivalent sensor size. We will then compare the large sensor against the same framing with the original sensor size.

For your viewing pleasure, the 12K large format composition was downscaled to 8K to fit YouTubes maximum 8K resolution. The rest of this episode was acquired in 5.7K ProRes RAW and upsized to match.

If you have a behemoth of a computer, you can download the original 12K composition in ProRes 444 here (beware – this has 11GB):

If you just want to play with one frame:

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Media Division “Theme”: Saving Tides by Chase Baker

Ambient music under footage:

Used gear and props
Camera: Panasonic AU-EVA1

RAW recorder: Atomos Shogun Inferno

Lens: Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f1.9

Macro slider

– Lanparte Rig

This video made it to Newsshooter.com… find an interview and further details here:

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…and the german site SlashCam

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