Six Weeks Earlier: Z Cam E2-F6 & E2-M4

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I was hired by Z Cam to shoot some slow-motion footage to promote their new firmware which has given their cameras Prores 422 internal recording across the board for the different resolutions and frame rates. Prior to this, you were limited to H265 for high frame rates,

This edit is filmed in locations that will be familiar to people who follow my work. It’s Richmond, near where I live. I’ve filmed there so many times but there’s always something new to see. Initially, on the 9th of February, I used the full-frame E2-F6 to film the snow, something that always looks good in slow motion, then I moved onto the main shopping street.

6 weeks later I went back to do some match shots and more, to make the most of the first really warm day of the year, 2 days after the clocks went forward so longer daylight evenings. It was also the first day of the slight relaxation in lockdown, letting up to 6 people meet up outside albeit with social distancing….not that this has been followed either then, before or now! This time I used the Micro four-thirds E2-M4.

For the F6 I used the Viltrox E-mount adaptor and the Sony 70-200mm F2.8 GM, the 2x extender, Sony 135mm F1.8 GM, 24mm F1.4 GM, and 35mm F1.8. I shot in both the low and high base ISOs only. Shooting in Z log.

For the M4, I used the Metabones speed booster 0.71x, Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L F.2.8 II, 100-400mm L F4.5-5.6 II, 24-70mm L F2.8 II, and the 16-35mm L F4.

Grading was with Cinematch simply converted it to REC 709, Filmconvert Nitrate, and the occasional LUT as well as additional colour correction.

You can get a 20% discount on Cinematch at http://gopb.co/cinematch and 20% off Filmconvert at http://gopb.co/filmconvert

I’ve used the original E2 for years and it’s a good value camera with some nice high frame rates. The F6 though is a REALLY nice camera with a very clean image and fantastic scan modes including the full sensor “open gate”. I really recommend this camera.

Gear:
E2- F6: http://gopb.co/f6
E2-M4: http://gopb.co/m4
Viltrox E mount adaptor: http://gopb.co/viltrox
Metabones .71x speedbooster (cine ones do not fit on M4) http://gopb.co/metabones71x