New Gear: Canon C100 + Atomos Ninja 2

At PulseCinema we don’t believe that equipment makes the film, but we do believe there is such a thing as the right tool for the right job.

Over the years we have used many cameras from Sony, to Panasonic, to RED, and to Canon where we fell in love with the full frame image and portability of the Canon 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III. So when we heard that the Canon C100, combined with the Atomos Ninja 2, recording to ProRes HQ codec was on par or better than the internal recorded codec of the C300, we went running!

We frequently use our Canon 5D cameras for interviews, documentary work, TV commercials and even the Theory of Noise music video that is comprised of fifty percent RED ONE and fifty percent 5D Mark II footage.   (If you are curious, all the story thread and hand held band footage was shot with the Canon 5D Mark II.) So when the C100 Atomos Ninja 2 combo arrived we did a few quick tests, and found that the camera was very sharp with a lot of detail.  Naturally our next question was, “When do we get to use our new camera?!”

Lucky for us we had a scheduled day of interviews for a Discovery show, and a feature length documentary on the horizon.  A perfect platform to test our new set-up! The result: the footage looked AMAZING! We couldn’t be happier with this investment. It’s super sharp, crystal clear, and delivered on every promise.

Unfortunately we can’t show the Discovery or Doc footage yet, but we can’t wait to share all the other new films we’ll make with this incredible tool.  Do we still love our Canon 5D mark III cameras? Of-course! Do we love our new Canon C100? Absolutely!

At the end of the day we have a lot of great lighting and equipment to get the job done, but for us it’s all about using the right tool for the right job. We love to light, we love to shoot and most of all we love to tell stories. The Canon C100 with Atomos Ninja 2 is just one more incredible add on to the arsenal.

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Update:  We have added a Canon EOS 1D-C 4K video camera and a Ninja Blade to our camera gear.  Blog about 1Dc coming soon!

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