On the 31st Jan Dan Evans and Tilt cinematographer Harry Osborne headed off to BSC Expo last Friday to checkout what’s new in the world of film and TV production.
Our primary mission was to test out the forthcoming 6K Canon C500MkII cinema camera, and see how it shapes up next to Sony’s recent FX9…and to geek out a bit too!
BSC is held at Battersea Park over two days and is Europe’s leading film expo. Passing huge motion picture cranes, blacked out Porsche 4x4s rigs, plus a Davinci Resolve school neatly built into an artic trailer, we stepped into the exhibition. It’s a vast hanger with a ceiling of black cloth and fairy lights (presumably for the bokeh effect), rammed full of every film & TV manufacturer and wholesaler worth knowing about.
We wandered into super interesting lectures, checked out amazing new tech, peeked through lenses that you could trade in for a seafront apartment, played with the slightly underwhelming Sony FX9, and most importantly got our hands on the C500MkII.
So, how did Canon’s new cinematic beast shape up? Top marks really.
Playing with a C500MKII with CN-E lens didn’t disappoint. As usual, Canon magic colour science, now captured through a 6K full frame sensor looked impeccable. It may not have the spec of the FX9, but it’s built like a tank, and like the C300MKII before it, it seems to stick to what it does best. Capturing beautiful cinematic imagery. We absolutely love this camera, and hopefully one will be gracing our gimbal soon.
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