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550D video lineskip
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Custom Cropmarks for Magic Lantern on the Canon 550D
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Quick Monitor Calibration Chart
Scroll down to see some 200% crops from footage shot with the following cameras:
* Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (Prores and RAW video)
* Canon 5D Mark II (H.264 and RAW video)
* Sony NEX-5N (H.264 video and downsampled RAW stills)
I used similar lenses on all of them:
* Leitz Elmarit-R 35mm f/2.8 on the BMPCC
* Leitz Summilux-R 50mm f/1.4 on the NEX
* Leitz Elmarit-R 90mm f/2.8 on the 5D2
All shot at ISO 400 and f/5.6. All RAW footage processed in Adobe Camera RAW with Flaat settings and sharpness=0. Flaat also for the NEX-5N video, but Prolost Flat (i.e. Neutral dialed down) on the 5D2 and just "log" on the Pocket.
Of course, I moved the tripod to match the framing in all cameras. The 5D2 RAW framegrab was shot as 1856x1044 and then slightly upsampeld to 1920x1080 to match the others.
Curves and color balance added to match all samples.
Also, if you want to see this in motion, you can go here.
My conclusion: the pocket cinema camera is very sharp. And, unlike the 2.5K version, it is just as sharp shooting ProRes or RAW. But you still want RAW because that's where the DR is.