But you are allowed to do the same with video, right?
Lighten up, Fred.
My main interest in what motion cameras are concerned is about the usability-cost effectiveness because the impact on post-prod, and the costs of a video prod have nothing to do with still.
Each time I talk about sensors output themselves is with a tint of irony in mind. I don't know if I transmit it always because I'm not native english, but I've never beleived a second about putting the cameras
video or still, in the center of the question when it comes to imagery, static or motion, except in handling, ease of use and monetary investment-return.
The only electronic parameters I've been deeply concerned was the color depth as unfortunatly working in video is very much like working with bad jpegs and yes in heavily post-produced imagery it has a
dramatic detorioration effect with serious cost and time consequences that isn't the case in still photography; and then the bank account because everything is much much more expensive to reach the
same level of the imagery we got in stills.
What I wrote in this thread is valid for video also and I admit of course that I've falled into this trap (camera) more than once from time to time. But it's not because I've been trapped that I was happy with me when it happened and what I expressed here are my most honest thoughts on the subject, included if it means to rectify some of my own writings.
Then, (you're an old member here and you know perfectly the predictible scenario), in those sort of thread, it won't take long before posters will not agree about the testing conditions settings and it will turn into circles without reaching any conclusion, because IMO there are no conclusions to reach as any test is subjective and subject of interpretation, technical level of the tester etc...I include of course the video testings.
How many times I've seen footage of a cam in higher isos with some conclusions, and using the cam it was very very different, or color cast reputation that in the end were only justified because of the lack of knowledge from the testers etc...
I've been writing posts here in Lu-La than I wouldn't write again because I lacked practise and knowledge at that time and had strange beleifs about the cams. We all do that because I beleive it's a process of trial and errors and learning from them. And learning from errors means to be able to rectify when we grow and have more experience. If I said similar things in motion, then I was wrong.
Cheers from Madrid