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  1. #1 Sensor damage? 
    Can shooting a big close up of a strobe light, LED, or tungsten filiment damage the Epic or Red sensor?…like the sun? I was asked to do this and it just doesn't sound like a good idea.
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    Don't do it.
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    My Epic has a small but noticeable black spot near the center of frame that renders it almost useless until Dragon comes... "laser damage" said Red technical dept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guidofilippi View Post
    My Epic has a small but noticeable black spot near the center of frame that renders it almost useless until Dragon comes... "laser damage" said Red technical dept.
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    what if you set up custom frame guides in a 16 by 9 that doesn't include the spot and crop in post? at least then its still shootable, tho probably at 2k or 1k? so they aren't going to bill you for the sensor damage since its getting tossed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guidofilippi View Post
    My Epic has a small but noticeable black spot near the center of frame that renders it almost useless until Dragon comes... "laser damage" said Red technical dept.
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    Certain lasers hitting the sensor will damage it, but that's down their high power
    Light wavelengths from 'normal' tungsten, LED etc. lights I should imagine don't have the same effect
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    You shouldn't have any issues but if you are worried check with a Red Tech.
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    that's what ND filters are for.
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