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AUTHOR SUBJECT: Anamorphic lens in low light condition
Sv Bell | Black Flag Pictures
Sv+Bell
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Posted: 8/12/2016 8:03:15 AM
Folks, anyone has ever tried to shoot with anamorphic lens in low light conditions?

Low light brings up some grain in the image, I'd like to know if the effect is very bad once footage is unsquished in post. 1.3 or 1.5 anamorphic shouldn't be too bad, but when it comes to 1.9 or 2, I'm curious about it...

Any input?

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mokkimachi
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Posted: 8/12/2016 8:10:02 AM
Neatvideo clears that grain right up.  'sall I know. 


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Posted: 8/12/2016 3:18:07 PM
Interesting question..  Back in the days when 4:3 (1.33) was the norm and 16:9 (1.78) was immerging, I shot a movie using the Canon GL1 and a Century Precision 16:9 anamorphic lens.  I was never aware of any strange elongated noise or anything else for that matter that could be attributed to the lens.

Sv Bell | Black Flag Pictures
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Posted: 8/14/2016 5:11:46 PM
I had a couple of Century Optics lens for my XL-1, great products indeed!
It's not really the len that would cause the graininess, it has more to do with the un-squishing of the frames in post. If you shoot squished footage that has noise, I wonder how far you can go without the natural noise becoming distorted.

I'm contemplating an SLR Magic anamorphic len for my 16mm camera, but it's still a $900 investment. I'd love to be able to rent before buying!

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