if there's 13 stops or more of latitude at a given ISO level.
I honestly wouldnt care for the extra 1k.. its absolutely meaningless. as the 4k we are getting now is pretty good... and most screens out there are 2k.. when you down-rezz redone's footage you lose a lot of that noise. And with the B16 coming up im really hoping i could shoot at ISO 500 without much noise.
if RED wants to bump up the price, it better add way more dynamic range to their new sensor, or this epic thing may go kaput...
I'd want a 16-bit image with 13.5 stops of lat.
that would justify the extra big chunk they're asking for epic.
At the 40k price-point thats what i think would justify its price. because noise-wise.. we can pretty much suppress it with the 4k we have now.
4k screening isnt happening yet.. by not happening.. i mean out of every 1000 theatres there'd be one that prolly could be one.
hence leaving the whole point of a 4k sensor for noise reduction would be rather pointless.
.. just mumbling my thoughts... i can be corrected..... hell.. what do i know.
as for redray with its 4k.. movies we are watching now on hd really look fake on bravias... it would take atleast a couple of years for the consumer market to go 4k. And HD displays are still having a difficulty crossing all over europe because well.. hd broadcast is the main issue.
so unless we find cheap 4k screening solutions and have them sold all over the world.. by say 2009... yeah.. having the whole industry going 4k could be seen as happening. but truth be told.. people are satisfied with HD.. they are not satisfied with HD content distribution.
i say.. 4k it all. cheap 3k projectors for home... cheap 4k projectors for theatres. and the red ray/epic could be sold.