A long time ago, filming movies for the cinema was no longer exclusive to major studios and a greater number of users reached it. Having a camera with increasing capacity has also become cheaper and this has allowed the proliferation of professional video.
Brands such as the Japanese Sony have focused on audio and video, but not only the consumption of these, but also the development of content. In this area, they recently launched the FX30 camera, aimed at the world of professional video, but at a much lower price. Expanding its Cinema Line range, this model is the cheapest but equally capable and now integrates an APS-C sensor.
The model is at the end of the filmmakers series, making it a sort of little sister to the FX3 in some ways. According to the company, it is aimed at “those who are just getting into film directing” but want to enjoy the possibilities of the Cinema Line. While an FX3 can start at around $5K, the FX30 can go for half that for $2,500.
The camera’s focus is on recording, so you can shoot 4K Super 35 video by downsampling 6K at 60fps. And the best thing is that the recording in this quality can be performed without interruption, thanks to the cooling system with fan and heat sink. It also allows higher fps shooting: up to 240 fps but with Full HD resolution.
Digital cinema in your hands
But digital cinema is not just limited to professional cameras, but is anything that uses digital technology to record, distribute and project movies, unlike conventional cinema with chemical processes. This means any digital platform can be used to make movies and, of course, cell phones don’t come in here.
Already in 2011, the first film made entirely with a mobile was made, starring Mark Zuckerberg’s sister.
Therefore, smartphone cameras have become a decisive element in choosing a model for users. The range of options on the market is very wide, but only the latest generation of phones equipped with features such as 8K recording and Ultra Night Video technology, algorithms for obtaining images in very low light, stand out.
For example, the Korean company Samsung wanted to prove that with its S23 Ultra model it premiered the first short film that was 100% shot with a Galaxy phone. And that nothing more and nothing less than from the hands of an Oscar winner as director Ridley Scott.
That first short film is called ‘Behold’ and premiered on February 7th with about 3 minutes and 50 seconds of footage, in which it tells us a somewhat strange story, in which a man is chased by other people until he catches a horse in flight.
The second short film shot with a Galaxy S23 Ultra is an action movie directed by South Korean Na Hong-jin called ‘Faith’.
Of course, additional professional cutting equipment is used to achieve the final result, as well as further processing with professional software. But to capture the content, the phone is used solely as a camera and the results speak for themselves.
Those responsible for Samsung wanted to highlight the capabilities that the Galaxy S23 Ultra has, especially when it comes to taking photos and videos in low light, something that can indeed be verified in a film that is quite dark from start to finish, like these. .
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