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.
It was time to buy a new video camera for my video production needs. I had used a Red Scarlet in my role as a freelance cameraman, and so had experienced a level of image detail and dynamic range that created a dissatisfaction in my Canon 550d and even the current crop of DSLRs that are available. So the search began about 2 months ago. My criteria were simple. Number one, I wanted a better image than my DSLR was giving me. Number 2, the new camera had to accommodate my Canon lens investment. Number 3, it had to work straight out of the box.