I conscripted two professional stuntmen. I made sure health and safety codes were adhered to – wellie boots check. I set my Canon C100 to record 50i. l changed the shutter speed to 1/100th. I focused (mostly) and shouted “action!”
I carried out a quick experiment tonight to see if the extra bit rate and colour space of ProRes 422 recorded by the Atomos Ninja 2 was any better than the internal AVCHD 420 codec recorded by the Canon EOS C100. I use the medium setting 95% of the time so this was the setting I used on the Ninja 2. This is a totally unscientific test and I can in no way claim that the results are definitive. The test is intended to allow me to decide whether or not to continue using the Ninja 2 with my C100 on a regular basis.
Today I took delivery of a Gefen 3ft HDMI cable with Mono-LOK to be used with my Canon C100 and Atomos Ninja 2 field recorder. Ordinary HDMI cables feel a little loose in the C100 HDMI port and I was afraid of damaging the port if I snagged the cable which would lead to costly repairs.