Just recently we shared some first footage from the Digital Bolex Super 16mm camera with you. An now there’s even newer and even better stuff to see. Michael Plescia, a professional filmmaker and compositor (Zodia, Jumper, Jack Reacher) has recently taken a pre-production Digital Bolex D16 out for a spin–and came back with some stunningly film-like footage. Granted, Michael is an expert on post-production techniques, so much of this look is owed to his grading skills. But the fact that the images coming out of the D16 have the potential for such a filmic look speaks for itself. And this is what Michael has to say about the D16:
I’ve never before seen images of such a rich, filmic, organic and narrative quality from a digital camera. Especially when imaging human skin. The footage is a dream to work with and grade. It’s like putty. When you lay a hand on it with abusive curves and you think it’s going to break, it doesn’t.
(Source: Digital Bolex blog)
Well, go figure. The sensor is from TrueSense Imaging, who were previously known as Kodak, and those guys have a reputation for their awesome CCDs. You can find the video after the break.
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