“Tuning” – Shot on Panasonic S1 and Atomos Ninja V

UK production company Wise Guys recently teamed up with Atomos and Panasonic for a short film, shot on-location in just two and a half days with minimal cast and crew.

“Tuning” was shot on the Panasonic S1 in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) profile in 4K 10bit 4K 4:2:2 direct to Apple ProRes on the Ninja V. At the moment, the Panasonic/Lumix S1 shoots internally only in Long-GOP, so getting the 4K stream out of the camera into the Atomos recorder where it would be recorded as industry-standard Apple ProRes helped capture the maximum from the camera and make it easier in the grade.

The Atomos Ninja V has some of the best overall image tools and display enabling users to accurately view HLG HDR, which helped the Wise Guys team to accurately see their images on-set in real-time and figure out exactly how they would look in post-production. The full range of focus and exposure tools on the Ninja V also aided in perfecting the shots.

Atomos ninja v zeiss lens

Taken by me at IBC 2018

Check out the behind the scenes of the short film ‘Tuning’ shot on the Panasonic S1 full-frame 4K mirrorless camera and Atomos Ninja V HDR HDMI monitor/recorder:

Panasonic Lumix S1 full frame 4k mirrorless camera

Panasonic/Lumix S1 Features

  • 24.2MP Full-Frame MOS Sensor
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)/60p
  • 1080p/180 slow motion
  • Upcoming paid upgrade for V-Log and 10bit 422 UHD
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • 5.76m-Dot 0.78x-Magnification OLED LVF
  • Tilt Touchscreen
  • ISO 100-51200,¬†Up to 9 fps Shooting
  • Contrast-Detect 225-Area DFD AF System
  • Sensor-Shift Image Stabilization
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • 96MP High-Res Mode
  • Records onto XQD and SD card (1 slot each)
  • Price: $2499 at B&H / $3,399 + 24-105mm f4 lens

See the short film below:

Tuning | Atomos & Panasonic Short Film from Wise Guys on Vimeo.

Shot by Wise Guys in HLG HDR on the Lumix S1 and Atomos Ninja V.

Directed by: Charlie Ray
Director of Photography: Sam Gott
Produced by: Carl Mason & Wise Guys
Camera Dept: James Norden, Lewis Thompson & Ben Chamberlain
Grip: Neil Cain
Sound Recordist: Josh Unit
MUA: Aimee Garner
Production Assistant: Maisie Duff
BTS: Rachel Chilcraft and Carl Mason

The Panasonic S1 is definitely capable of producing stunning images, and given that all modern mirrorless cameras are pretty much the same in terms of a decent baseline 4K image, having a full-frame sensor and 4K HDMI output can still benefit your workflow when paired with a capable external recorder such as the Atomos Ninja V.

Wise Guys have produced a lovely short film and to check out more of their work you can follow them on Instagram @wiseguysfilm / Twitter: @wiseguysfilm and Facebook: /wiseguysfilm, where you can find more BTS shots from the production of “Tuning”.

[via Atomos]

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