This is a very boring but important test if you want to find out how the noise levels in the darkest blacks will increase when you crank up your ISO.
The FS700 provides very clean blacks up to 1600 and is absolutely usable up to 3200. 6400 is the cut off if you don’t want to compromise too much but it still looks nice since the natural structure of the noise (looks like film grain). But if your coverage depends on it you can crank it up all the way to 16000. We should call this Night for Day!
If I compare this with similar test with older Canon DSLRs we gain a lot here! Basically this is all the ISO we need. Who would want to make night look like day? The FS 700 is right up there with the Canon C300. This test was actually inspired by Shane Hurlbut’s ISO test of the Canon 1DC which is of course a very different animal. Anyway – again – the FS700 proves itself a strong contender in the low light field.
I highly recommend to watch this in full screen mode.
Adobe is moving into the future: Faster than anybody else. The concept of remote controlling your editing server is not new but to just build it into you editing software and optimize it the way they did is still a big step forward.
Until now I have been considering buying a Retina Mac Book Pro, so I can edit on the road and then also was concidering buying the Mac Pro tower that is announced for the next year. This will put at least a $12.000 hole in my pocket.
Now I can rethink and from what I heard maybe even this configuartion would be possible:
Having a Macbook Air with me at all times and log into my powerful server WHICH WILL BE A WINDOWS MACHINE. This could cut the cost in half – if not more. This is exiting news and I’m very grateful that I updated to the Adobe creative cloud as well. I’m on the right track.