Great Camera Shootout - Part One
Great Camera Shootout - Part One
Production Logs Revenge Of The Great Camera Shootout

In Part One we issued a challenge to the viewer to pick their favorite shot in a blind line up of all nine cameras, where you could only relay on creativity and your own personal taste. Part Two shocked and surprised you when we revealed which camera was which, and the debate began over how much creativity of the cinematographer plays a part in the final image.

Now in the reveal in Part Three, the final piece of the puzzle fits into place. The pixel peepers will finally breathe a sigh of relief to see how the cameras stack up against one another under the same grueling conditions. We put each of the nine cameras through three different shots with the same rigorous lighting designed by Bruce Logan, ASC.

We’ll give you glimpses of the RAW ungraded footage side-by-side with the graded, to show you what each camera is natively capable of. You’ll also see two brand new shots that better illustrate the differences between each camera. We’ll also give you a comparison between the original lighting and how each DP changed their shot for their creative version.

As we come full circle with the conclusion of the “Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012” we hope that we’ve inspired you to go out and continue learning and developing yourself as a filmmaker.

It’s not the gear that determines greatness anymore, it’s you!

Zacuto Great Camera Shootout 2012 Emmy

Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout 2012


Director/Producer: Steve Weiss
DP/Producer: Jens Bogehegn
Producer/Editor: Scott Lynch
Producer/Senior Editor: Daniel Skubal
Test Administrator: Bruce Logan

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