The Great DSLR Shootout (vs Film) by Zacuto
Watch the episodes here (only EPISODE 1 currently):
First of all, I’m very happy to own the 5d vs 7d for its dynamic range. I’ve been saying over and over that “it’s all about the sensor.” Shane Hurlbut said it best when he explains why in the video.
Secondly, I assume they used Bloom’s Neutral setting with contrast and sharpness pushed all the way down since he was the one setting up the DSLRs. If that’s the case, then I know they could tweak those Canons to achieve more dynamic range (less gamma curve) via the Picture Style Editor than what was shown here. I know for a fact that the Eugenia’s “Extra Flat” settings, my choice, give the camera a ton more dynamic range. Even the “Superflat” and “Marvels” settings help out greatly.
I’m predicting that dynamic range will be the only category that film will claim victory on. It’s already exciting to see these top Hollywood names look at the footage and be pleasantly surprised.
It’s exciting times to be a filmmaker!