Last Updated on 09/23/2013 by Felix Esser
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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