Using Varicon in Digital Cinematography. (text & video post)

rob draper, acs demonstrates varicon
What is the Varicon?

I have been using the Varicon (on film primarily but also in HD) since it was first produced by Arriflex. It allows me to have maximum control over density AND detail(without the need to set up fill light) in the blacks without any noise penalty.

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What’s on the Menu in Jerez? Canon 5D MkII and Varicon

Who would have thought my favorite piece of film equipment would prove to be an equally good miracle worker on a Canon 5D Mark II. Continue reading