A few months ago, we teamed up with fashion photographer Billy Rood to shoot a slow-motion test with the Canon C500. Billy was planning a beauty shoot for his magazine Fifty8, so we joined forces and pulled together this little test. Along with our in-house recorder, Canon USA graciously loaned us a second Convergent Designs Gemini 444 Recorder. With these two devices, we were able to activate the 120 fps functionally of the Canon EOS C500. The results are these beautiful videos.
Palladium was captured to two Gemini 444 recorders at 120fps in 4K Half Raw (RMF) 4096x1080 in a 59.94p timebase. The 4K Half Raw was then transcoded to 4K DPX 10-bit in Canon Raw Development software, which debayered it to 4096x2160 in a 59.94p timebase. Pomfort DPX Header Editor was used to edit the DPX file header to a 23.976p timebase. Proxies were then generated from Da Vinci Resolve for an offline edit. The footage was conformed in Da Vinci Resolve for final color and delivery.
This footage was captured in HD DPX 10-bit 422 in a 59.94p timebase to dual Gemini 444 recorders. Pomfort DPX Header Editor was used to change the timebase to 23.976p. Proxies were generated in Da Vinci Resolve for an offline edit. The project was conformed, graded, and output from Da Vinci Resolve.
Here is a look behind the scenes. Jonah also discuss the ins and outs of the Canon C500/Gemini 444 combination, and Mike Schell of Convergent Designs gives us the lowdown on the Odyssey 7Q monitor/recorder.
Want to learn more about the Canon EOS C500? Check out our demo video: