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Erich Roland
08-12-2014, 06:51 AM
Upgrade is completed and back.

David Bourla
08-12-2014, 07:09 AM
I LOVE this camera!
Please post some beautiful B&W footy!

David Kuhn
08-12-2014, 10:51 AM
If you've still got an Epic Mono I'd love to see some comparison shots... I'm planning to upgrade in 2015 and it would be great to see what else we get besides resolution (dynamic range especially)

Lakis Amarantithis
08-12-2014, 11:51 AM
I LOVE this camera!
Please post some beautiful B&W footy!
+1 Please! many! at 6k!

John Marchant
08-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Here's the best answer I can give to illustrate dynamic range on Dragon Mono.

250mb prores xyla chart download - 720p (http://kippertie.com/red/dragon/mono%20dragon%20xyla%20720p.mov)

I've labelled the stops, so you can judge for yourself where the last one is. A fair test of whether a stop is discernible is the shadow is to watch them come and go as I slide the Xyla chart's mask back and forth. If you can see it coming and going, then its fair game as a stop IMHO.

Dragon Monochrome is pretty incredible.

John Marchant
08-12-2014, 12:00 PM
BTW - the chart is intentionally not sharp - Xyla charts have a textured surface which gets mistaken for fixed pattern noise, so shooting soft removes any doubt.

David Kuhn
08-12-2014, 12:08 PM
+1 Please! many! at 6k!

Epic avatar btw... 'Supergreen!!'

David Kuhn
08-12-2014, 12:28 PM
Here's the best answer I can give to illustrate dynamic range on Dragon Mono.

250mb prores xyla chart download - 720p (http://kippertie.com/red/dragon/mono%20dragon%20xyla%20720p.mov)

I've labelled the stops, so you can judge for yourself where the last one is. A fair test of whether a stop is discernible is the shadow is to watch them come and go as I slide the Xyla chart's mask back and forth. If you can see it coming and going, then its fair game as a stop IMHO.

Dragon Monochrome is pretty incredible.

Hmm... looks like 16 stops on my monitors, I can almost see something between 17 and 18 but not enough that I trust my eye. How did the non-Dragon mono Epic do? That's a handy test standard.

John Marchant
08-12-2014, 12:38 PM
Regular Mono I measured at around 14.5 to MX's 13.5

Dragon comes out just on 16, and Dragon Mono IMHO is 17 or 18 according to taste.

Mark Phelan
08-12-2014, 01:07 PM
Regular Mono I measured at around 14.5 to MX's 13.5

Dragon comes out just on 16, and Dragon Mono IMHO is 17 or 18 according to taste.

I definitely see 18, but not beyond. Great test, John. Thanks for sharing it.

Curran Giddens
08-12-2014, 11:25 PM
Sweet! Dragon Mono lands on the East Coast. Congrats!

My friend has written a b&w screenplay....

Jarred Land
08-12-2014, 11:31 PM
Congratts Erich.. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Erich Roland
11-16-2014, 12:57 PM
Bumpers.... Monochrome Dragon!

David Kuhn
12-29-2014, 08:05 AM
My Monochrome Dragon should be arriving sometime this week if RED is able to stick to their 7-10 day cycle... really looking forward to some pre/post upgrade comparisons!

David Kuhn
01-14-2015, 09:01 AM
Took a bit longer than I'd guessed... but (finally) "Here there be Dragons..."

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7522/16279862695_06d98e7a6c_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/davekuhn/16279862695)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7575/16253929056_c0ec018032_b.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/davekuhn/16253929056)