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Bob Primes, ASC to Present SCCE Digital Camera Evaluation Results at NAB


Bob Primes, ASC
Cinematographer Bob Primes, ASC will present a special NAB session for industry professionals on Tuesday, April 12 in NAB’s Content Theater from 6:00-8:00 p.m. where a panel of cinematographers, engineers and image aficionados will discuss the results of their recent Single Chip Camera Evaluation (SCCE). The panelists are part of an independent, ad-hoc group dubbed the “Image Quality Geeks,” who recently conducted an impartial series of image quality evaluations of 11 top digital motion picture cameras, as well as 35mm film.

The group shot 15 live-action and instrumented tests specifically designed to give filmmakers an apples-to-apples comparison of exposure latitude, low-light sensitivity, color space, flesh tones, shutter artifacts and compression.

They evaluated footage captured using: 12-bit Sony F35, ArriRaw Alexa, 35mm Vision 3 film, RED One M-X, Weisscam HS-2 and Phantom Flex high-speed cameras, Panasonic AF-100, Sony F3 and various Canon and Nikon DSLRs .

“The SCCE is the result of the collaboration of many talented people who are experts in their fields,” said Primes. “We conducted our tests to meticulous standards, and the results are being offered in the public domain.”

Panelists for this event, which is expected to draw a capacity crowd, include Bob Primes, ASC; Mike Curtis, Michael Bravin, Stephen Lighthill, ASC; Bill Hogan, Jack Holm; Nancy Schreiber, ASC; Matthew Siegel; Bill Feightner and Josh Siegel.

The open-invite presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 in NAB’s Content Theater (Room N109-110) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. For more information, visit

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