17 Nov Ballet shot with Fuji X-T2 4k with Acros

Source: Pro Photo Nut

In my quest to relearn video production I have embarked on a series of test shoots to gain practice and to find out what works and what doesn’t when it comes to using stills cameras for video production. First of all take a look at this 57 second video and be sure to select 4k to see it as intended. Then I’ll reveal what I’ve learned so far…

That short test was shot on the Fuji X-T2 using an H tone setting of -1 and an S tone setting of -1. I used Acros film simulation and just got on with shooting. The lighting made the images come alive and I used a pair of Lupo fresnel spotlights to do the job. Without lights the shots would look flat. The big advantage with using spotlights is they can be rigged a long way away and spotted in. This means the dancer can move around without changes in the exposure. Even when Rhian walked through the woods towards the light in the opening sequence the exposure on her stayed fairly constant because the Lupo was 40m away. The lights were run from V-mount batteries and ran for several hours without the need for a recharge.

What worked

The camera recording was straight to UHS 2 SD card (300 mb/s write time) and it was faultless. The lens quality is sparkling and is what excites me about the prospect of Fuji X video. The manual focus with peaking is fine for initial, pre focusing…

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