SAIL Amsterdam 2015 Panasonic DVX200 4K Field Test from Tom Poederbach

From Tom Poederbach

SAIL Amsterdam 2015 ( DVX200 4K field test) from Tom Poederbach on Vimeo.

Panasonic loaned me a DVX200 4K to test.
Footage was shot in V-log L UHD ( 3840×2160). The recorded file is MP4 and 4.2.2 ( Panasonic flavour) wich was then converter by Pavtube HD converter to Prores 422 maintaining UHD and edited in an UHD timeline . After editing a UHD version converter to .mp4 was uploaded to Vimeo. Vimeo playback is 1080 but a UHD version can be downloaded form the download menu.
Shots were made in a run and gun situation. I drove the camera/sensor to it's edges by deliberately making exposure and white balance mistakes. In some cases the footage was beyond being colour correctable and gradable. The camera will deliver a nice picture though, if you do not exagurate in exposure and white balance mistakes. But under exposure in combination with an oppositie white balance should be avoided at all times. Only 4 shots were taken with the camera on tripod, and that are not the ones you think . Build in stabelizing is working pretty well.
In spite of a consumer type operation of the high quality Leica lens it is a nice camera to work with. It is however a camcorder.

Grading Test

Grading V-log L from DVX 200 in UHD timeline from Tom Poederbach on Vimeo.

This clip is shown at 1080p on Vimeo. 4K ( UHD) clip is avaiable under the download button. There is no audio. I just did not record any sound and did not put music to this clip.
Panasonic gave me a chance to test their new Panasonic DVX200. My first test was learning the camera without the user guide and getting some shots recorded in UHD 3840×2160 (MP4, 4.2.2, 8-bit, 100Mbs). It was no big problem. For each different camera I do a grading test I use more or less the same shots. Always available light, longshots as well as cu's. Shooting from inside out with high light backgrounds, make it difficult for the sensor and see what the results are. There are negative points to the camera as well as positive. For now the positive points win. This clip is available for download in 4K from the download menu. A low light test is coming however I already know it is no low light hero. Dynamic range is announced as 12 stops. I think it is really 12 stops in V-log L not one stop exaggerated. Full test report later. I used Colorista II to get back to the most naturalistic colour representation of the shots. No artistic interpretation . If someone wants an ungraded version let me know only available in UHD.

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