If you’re one day hoping to market your magnum opus of a movie to Netflix, better gear up.
You’ll need at least a minimum of a 4K sensor to meet the company’s standards, according to The Beat. That means that the 6D Mark II you just bought on Black Friday won’t cut it, but a 4K, log-wielding machine like the 5D Mark IV just might. That said if you check out their list of approved cameras for their original series, you’ll see that DSLRs aren’t on the official list.
If you want to be like this guy and get your film picked up, It looks like they require true DCI 4K (that’s 4096 pixels across instead of what’s considered UHD, or 3840 pixels across), and so that sets the bar high at several cameras from several manufacturers that most definitely are not DSLRs. The Arri Alexa or Sony FS7 will do just fine, though Canon, Panasonic, and RED are all options as well. The key is a camera that has some sort of Log, shoots raw, and can maintain all of the original metadata, amongst other things. Sometimes smaller cameras like an a7S are used for secondary cameras.
Of the list of originals featured on the post, RED seems to be the most popular weapon of choice (see what I did there?), though a Panasonic, Sony, and Canon make an appearance on some shows as well.
To see what Netflix’s shooters are using for your favorite show, head on over to The Beat and see what they’re using.
What do you think of the camera list? Anything that’s missing that should be on there? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
[via The Beat]