The Cinematography Podcast Episode 6 – Jendra Jarnagin
In this episode Ben Rock interviews Director of Photography Jendra Jarnagin
The War Story is from Director of Photography Mike Mickens
We are waiting for access to a monochrome D16 in order to shoot a quick native B&W D16 vs. desaturated color D16 to illustrate the difference between the cameras.
Quickly here’s the real advantages of a native monochrome camera
– No CFA (color filter array), this means greater sensitivity on the D16 maximum ISO jumps from 400 to 800.
– More visible resolution.
– More accurate total range.
The links below all illustrate some of these facts, for a generally more scientific explanation of what is happening at the imaging sensor level, I recommend looking at the Red.com link below.
Here are the links to the current crop of native monochrome digital cinema cameras, and their associated purchase price ranges: