There are a few hardware components that immediately come to mind when one thinks about what determines image quality of any particular camera. One thinks about the sensor, the lenses, maybe even the analog to digital converters, but you rarely think about the storage device, even though it’s of the most important factors.
Before I ever dreamt of the Digital Bolex I moved to Downtown LA and discovered an unlikely little video store called Old Bank DVD. Unlikely, because at the time–2009–almost all of the big box video stores were already gone. But somehow, in this Netflix / Hulu world, Old Bank was thriving.
Recently a rumor that Aaton has (at least temporarily) closed its doors while looking for more funding has spread around the internet. This is a personal story for me, both because I have loved using Aaton cameras in my past, and because of my current venture with Digital Bolex.
This is Jean-Pierre Beauviala and his camera…
The following is an email that was sent to the CML (Cinematography Mailing List) by Martin Euredjian, founder of eCinema Systems, discussing the situation with Aaton and the plight of small imaging companies. I asked permission before I published it here. It’s long, but very important for everyone in our industry, or learning about our industry, to read. Continue reading “Funding Complex R&D Without an Existing Product Line” »
Just wanted to show those of you who weren’t able to attend NAB a few hi-res images of our new PL mount.
Our last tests were a little rushed and we didn’t have time to take any shots outside. So we did another lens test this week using natural light. And to our surprise, the most flattering lens was the 38mm, which was our least favorite lens in the earlier test. We think this is because of the color temperature/CRI. We’ll be running more precise tests soon, and Kish is constructing special testing equipment to help finalize that process.
We shot these tests at Pershing Square in downtown LA from about 4PM to 5PM. The white box denotes the S16 frame, everything outside is the micro 4/3 frame.
This is the 10mm: