C100 Moiré Test

by Gabe Gerzon on July 8, 2015

A lot of times, clients ask us what shirts are best to wear to shoots. Other times, they come dressed in something that ends up being problematic, and we get something called the Moiré effect, which is visual perception that occurs when viewing a set of lines or dots that is superimposed on another set of lines or dots, where the sets differ in relative size, angle, or spacing. In English, that just means a distracting visual aberration due to how the the camera processes close-knit patterns. Historically, shirts with with anything less than a high-end cinema camera.

We decided to shoot some test footage to figure out exactly what kind of shirts would give us issues while shooting interviews. We hoped we would be able to give our clients a little longer leash on wardrobe selection as we had read anecdotally online that C100 was vastly superior at dealing with moiré than DSLRs. Based on the results, our minds were generally set at ease, as both the MKI and MKII C100 models proved to be pretty adept at handling nearly any type of pattern you throw at it.

Which shirt would you avoid wearing during a shoot, based off of our test footage with the C100? Watch our video to take your pick.