Time for a little side by side action. The URSA Mini 4.6K verses the RED Scarlet MX verses the BMPC4K camera from Olan Collardy.
DISCLAIMER: This is not a scientific test, neither is it a test to see which camera is better or how similar all the cameras can look. The test is purely to see how each camera looks in the same scene and lighting conditions.
1. Scarlet MX: When compared to the other cameras, it's got a flattering softness to the image. Footage was somewhat noisy. I shot this at ISO 800. Ideally should have rated the camera at 640 for the scene. Had to denoise the image to get something pleasant.
2. BMPC4K: I really like the camera's colour science, shame about the native ISO and the DR. If you have a tonne of lights which this sensor craves, you can get some really good images from it.
3. URSA MINI 4.6K: The latitude of the image is pretty incredible. You can pull the image in all sorts of ways till you get frustrated because you can take this image anywhere you want to. While that seems like a blessing, it currently feels like a curse because I'm still trying to imprint a look on the image. Still don't know what the look of this camera is. I've seen all kinds of footage on the net from this same sensor.
Lens: Leica Summicron-R 50mm f/2
Filteration: Schneider Optics Hollywood Blackmagic 1/2, Tiffen Black Promist 1/4, Hoya IR Cut, VariND.
Music: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy