Jaron Schneider from imaging-resource.com shares his thoughts on the SSDmini for the Atomos Recorder.
This is going to sound crazy, but as a professional commercial videographer / filmmaker for the last five years in San Francisco, I only recently had to start using external recorders. My clientele was the kind where we didn’t have to always shoot in log, we generally could get our shots to look good in camera, and I was happy to shoot to SD or CFAST cards in 4:2:0 8-bit.
But times change, my personal thoughts on the quality of product I want to put out changed, and the limitations of my equipment eventually became glaring. Very recently I started working on a passion documentary project and wanted to shoot everything in log. I wanted to have complete control of color and even have the option to send footage to a professional colorist. My Panasonic Lumix GH5 is capable of writing 4:2:2 10-bit log in 4Kp24 to an SD card no problem, but my slow motion footage of 4Kp60 was limited to 4:2:0 8-bit. If you’ve ever tried to grade footage in the latter and then attempt it again in the former, you’ll know why it was such a big deal to me to have 10-bit footage: it’s remarkably more flexible. Click here to read the full article.
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