The Sony a7S is well known for the quality of its groundbreaking high-ISO video, with an endless amount of test videos posted online.
Back in September of last year one video rose above the rest when Carbon Studios released a short film lit entirely by moonlight, aptly named ‘Moonlight’.
Blown away by the video, a director by the name of Sam Shapson said he “felt compelled to apply what they’d accomplished to narrative”, and the result is the first narrative film ever to be exclusively lit by moonlight. Of course this film was also recorded with the a7S.
Unlike ‘Moonlight’, however, which was mostly recorded using ISO 12,800 and just two scenes used settings of up to 32,000, ‘Refuge’ was shot at ISO 51,200.
The resulting video is, unsurprisingly, far from perfect, but the camera’s low light capabilities are absolutely incredible.
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