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    I ended up getting a second LG 31MU97-B while I...

    I ended up getting a second LG 31MU97-B while I waited for the first one to get repaired (about 2 1/2 years ago). Then that replacement monitor had to be repaired for the same fault as the first one...
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    Hi Dom, Here's a review of the 600D that...

    Hi Dom,

    Here's a review of the 600D that includes some comparisons to the Forza 500 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzaoyQRwJ4E

    Apparently the battery operation with the 600D isn't as...
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    Looks like it, judging by the extra pics on that...

    Looks like it, judging by the extra pics on that page (that includes pics of the RED expander module) - https://www.shapewlb.com/shape-red-komodo-15-mm-lightweight-baseplate/

    Shape (and other...
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    I say this isn't the place because these forums...

    I say this isn't the place because these forums are more about the 'how' of film-making, not the 'why'.

    And the 'why' is purely subjective and open to endless circular debate that almost...
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    If we're talking about the branding and marketing...

    If we're talking about the branding and marketing of the RED products...

    It's not so cut-and-dry, and involves personalities, morals, ethics, values, tastes, contexts and a bunch of other...
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    Had a look at the RGrain effects. I think...

    Had a look at the RGrain effects.

    I think they could be useful if tweaked for use on a case-by-case, even shot-by-shot basis. Likewise with any of the other products I guess.

    The tendency...
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    I attribute the 'Look Of RED' to a combination of...

    I attribute the 'Look Of RED' to a combination of factors that includes - the sensor design, the colour science, the resolution, the RAW encoding, the post-workflow and the form-factor (which is more...
  8. Dual sensors, 25+ stops DR... Circular,...

    Dual sensors, 25+ stops DR...

    Circular, auto-rotating sensor, with built-in sensor-level polarization and optional polarizing OLPF...

    Square, manually rotating and tilt-shifting sensor, using...
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    Thanks for that, will check them out, I like the...

    Thanks for that, will check them out, I like the look of their gate-weave type effect.
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    I was thinking of doing this myself. Would be...

    I was thinking of doing this myself.

    Would be interesting to see the same thing done with all the different RED sensors.

    Would also be interesting to see a way of applying 'film-grain' that...
  11. Maybe -...

    Maybe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1-nAGSQFHM
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    These video's remind me of RED Epic/Scarlet MX...

    These video's remind me of RED Epic/Scarlet MX footage (be careful with underexposure and clipping when shooting, then grade mainly for contrast and saturation) -

    ...
  13. I had a look at your R3D's (mainly that alternate...

    I had a look at your R3D's (mainly that alternate 38ºC one) and found, when pixel-peeping, the blacks were clean up to about ISO1600-ISO3200, when .266 Contrast was applied in Resolve (and also with...
  14. Hi Ignacio, with the newer RED camera's you can...

    Hi Ignacio, with the newer RED camera's you can do up to 4 manual blackshade 'captures' in one hit. If you do that, then load each calibration up and shoot some frames with the lens cap on, you can...
  15. There isn't a lot missing really. Using Legacy...

    There isn't a lot missing really.

    Using Legacy settings in post gives you access to these extra RAW parameters (in Resolve) compared to IPP2 -

    Contrast
    Saturation
    Shadow
    Brightness

    All...
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    Just to be even more clear, it's still just...

    Just to be even more clear, it's still just Metadata though, right? As I understand it, the RAW colour information coming off the sensor(s) isn't changing, it's just that the appearance of the Tint...
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    Roger, as Pawel says, that change is applied...

    Roger, as Pawel says, that change is applied 'under the hood' and doesn't require loading a LUT to take effect. Loading Beta Firmware Combo_Build_v7.4.0b1 applies it automatically, as does DSMC2...
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    Thanks for the link Rand, interesting to see...

    Thanks for the link Rand, interesting to see Roman's assessment of the BM12K in the video description sums up a lot of my own thoughts about the camera. Fwiw, the BM12K has a certain 'character' to...
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    Looking at all these camera comparison video's...

    Looking at all these camera comparison video's recently, I'm wondering if the Camera A(BCDEF...) guessing-game thing always been this tedious and redundant.

    It's no surprise the footage from one...
  20. To anyone who hasn't seen how far things have...

    To anyone who hasn't seen how far things have gone, do a search on Youtube for 'Deepfake'.
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    I'm obviously not qualified to give actual...

    I'm obviously not qualified to give actual advice, but...the steps I've been taking lately when dealing with Magenta/Green are - 1. Tint in RAW controls. 2. Finer tuning via Tint in Basic Controls. ...
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    Yeah, no problem Rand, I see what you're saying....

    Yeah, no problem Rand, I see what you're saying.

    The main thing that's kept me looking into these BM12K images is simply to see what the nature of the sensor is, how it captures colours, and how...
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    Gotta run out the door right now, but here's a...

    Gotta run out the door right now, but here's a more 'blue' version of that frame grab...

    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/CqcIT4.jpg

    And then back again, trying to remember what this...
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    I was just wondering if people were calling 'cold...

    I was just wondering if people were calling 'cold daylight' the 'blue look' nowadays. But probably not.

    Here's an example using that footage of what I'd call cold, warmer, warm (but still...
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    Nice warming up of the image Rand, even if not...

    Nice warming up of the image Rand, even if not where I'd put the image by default. I'm curious what your grading monitor is calibrated to. I'm using D6500/Gamma2.4 and am usually trying to keep the...
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