Ivan D’Antonio, Canon Ambassador added: “My experience with the camera’s autofocus was really impressive. I shot two videos, and I couldn’t be sure what would happen on the shoot. This freed me to focus on capturing the shot rather than whether it was in focus. It is my new best friend!”
Q: Ivan, can you tell us about some of the video features you find particularly impressive?
A: Ivan said: “I come from painting background so I always search for something that reminds me of a paintbrush - something little, light and that can produce beauty. There’s no compromise with image quality with this camera. The 8K video capabilities really impress me, it’s not just digital detail, it’s alive it makes you feel like you are inside the scene and you recall the feelings of shooting it. You can see all the details. And you can explore the shot even more in post-production as you have so many more options - you could even reconsider some shooting choices and allows me to do more. If you don’t need the 8K, but you want the extra details, it can give there is a 4K HQ mode which is 4K image with 8K detail.”
“For example, with the yoga video I shot with it, there was bad weather. I had only one chance to shoot the master shot and thanks to the full-frame sensor with shallow depth of field I could create new framing on the same shot. So, it looked like a totally different shot. Sometimes creativity comes in post-production, so having that freedom to follow my inspiration is amazing.”
Q: Why is it not possible to shoot 4K in RAW?
A: Mike said: “This is because our 8K RAW is not de-bayered, processing down to 4KRAW is complex to achieve. It is technically difficult to resize without compromising image quality while maintaining the ability to process raw data.”
Q: What makes 4K HQ so good?
A: Mike said: “In a normal 4k video signal you don’t have equal RGB data, but with 8K you can downsample to 4K you end up with equal amounts of RGB data so that there is no missing data – which means a much sharper image, without noise, to produce the perfect 4K resolution for maximum performance.”