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Casper Warnich
01-13-2009, 05:21 PM
Gizmodo posted this Norwegian Red/Canon showdown.

http://i.gizmodo.com/5130643/dream-hd-camcorder-showdown-canon-5d-mark-ii-vs-red-one


About the night shots, the two guys are telling us (in Norwegian) that the Canon used an f/1.0 lens and the Red used f/3.0 - so the Red looks pretty stupid in comparison

Edit: updated link from Zach Gray: http://tinyurl.com/3hot6g

Stephen Pruitt
01-13-2009, 05:24 PM
I would only have been shocked if it hadn't. The RED is almost ten times the price!

Stephen

Tico Llaurador
01-13-2009, 05:27 PM
Was this test necessary?

:meh:

Nils J. Nesse
01-13-2009, 05:32 PM
About the night shots, the two guys are telling us (in Norwegian) that the Canon used an f/1.0 lens and the Red used f/3.0 - so the Red looks pretty stupid in comparison

Incorrect, the Canon had a 24mm f/1.4 lens, the Red had a Master Prime (T1.3). They're saying that the Canon is sort of unique if you absolutely, positively have to shoot in total darkness, without lighting.

Casper Warnich
01-13-2009, 05:34 PM
Incorrect, the Canon had a 1.4/24 L II lens, the Red had a Master Prime. They're saying that the Canon is sort of unique if you absolutely, positively have to shoot in total darkness, without lighting.

Crazy Norwegian gibberish :pinch: I thought they said 1, my mistake

Nils J. Nesse
01-13-2009, 05:43 PM
Crazy Norwegian gibberish :pinch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mOy8VUEBk

Casper Warnich
01-13-2009, 05:56 PM
touché :-D

Chris Swinbanks
01-13-2009, 06:44 PM
seems like the Gizmodo link is broken (?), but loved the Danish one.... :tongue:

Noah Kadner
01-13-2009, 06:48 PM
This can't be that big a surprise can it? Still when someone says smoke and Norway in the same sentence I can't help thinking about tasty smoked salmon.

Noah

Zach Gray
01-13-2009, 08:22 PM
Try this link if the gizmodo one is broken.

http://tinyurl.com/3hot6g

John Caballero
01-13-2009, 08:42 PM
For a camera that is as big as the lens on the camera it is being compared to, and at a 10th of the price, the 5D is doing pretty good. This is just the beginning from Canon as well as Nikon. The future is bright for this technology. It will only get better as time goes by.

Brook Willard
01-13-2009, 10:43 PM
In other news, the GT-R smokes a Prius.

Five bucks says the Mark II takes better photos than the RED ONE...

Different tools, different purposes.

Sanjin Jukic
01-14-2009, 02:31 AM
I'm a bit surprised that they didn't take Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM to compare with Arri/Zeiss Master Prime 50mm T/1.3.

But if it is about crazy Norwegian gibberish I'm forgiving them now all :).

Ben Holmes
01-14-2009, 02:41 AM
For some reason, all traces of this story have been removed from Gizmodo's site. I guess maybe the comments convinced them the story was tosh....

Simon Valderrama
01-14-2009, 03:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mOy8VUEBk

oh my god.
i laughed so hard ...

John Caballero
01-14-2009, 06:01 AM
The footage from the Red One by itself wasn't that hot at all either. You can take a $30k cam and create crap as well.

Wesley Scoggins
01-14-2009, 01:45 PM
I think the footage looked pretty good, but I am baffled by how it came out so grungy in the low-light.

John Caballero
01-14-2009, 01:49 PM
You can get "pretty good footage" from a lot of the sub $10K cameras. Aren't you suppesed to get "oustanding footage" from the Red One?

Wesley Scoggins
01-14-2009, 02:01 PM
Well, we're also seeing it on a piddly little screen, that looks like it's definitely sub-HD, with a web compatible bitrate.

Process both of that footage, and display it on Sony's 4K projector onto a 50 foot screen, and then try to compare them.

The Red Footage could stand up to that, the 5D footage wouldn't.

I think the Red Footage looks perfectly fine, there is nothing wrong with it, fantastic latitude, great colors, i'm really happy with how it looks.

But on a screen of this size, it's kind of impossible for me to see the Red's full potential.

michael zaletel
01-14-2009, 02:02 PM
I have to say the 5D opens up the unique creative possibility of shooting some very original looking scenes at night with little or no light. I'll probably get one just for that purpose.

-shooter

P Andersson
01-14-2009, 06:47 PM
official obama pic

http://truemors.nowpublic.com/?p=35818

Rich Schaefer
01-14-2009, 08:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mOy8VUEBk

VERY FUNNY!!! :) You guys should check this out!

hunterrichards
01-14-2009, 09:25 PM
After watching the "test"- Im honestly not sure if the Red beats the 5dm2, there are so many variables. I think its more of apples to oranges kinda thing.

Obin Olson
01-16-2009, 08:25 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mOy8VUEBk

HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!!!!!
that is GREAT!!!!!!

Joe Vinson
01-17-2009, 07:04 AM
I've been cutting some RED footage together with Canon 5D MkII footage for a TV spot, and for the most part, they go well together. Sometimes the 5D stuff can have that glossy HD sheen with too-bright colors (very similar to my Canon HG10), but it's a fantastic low-light performer in areas where the RED has to push ISO into the four digits. God help you if you need serious color correction with 5D footage -- mess with the curves or levels too much and you see some really gruesome compression artifacts.

richard peterson
02-08-2009, 05:21 PM
PMA09 is up and the nikon d400 is about to be announced. Full size sensor and 1080p/24fps.. lets hope they provide manual control... I'm sure the nikon will shoot great in low light (3200 iso)