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    happy to hear that :) its great fun to shoot that way.

    Rand any experiences with sharper software scaling you can recommend out of RedcineX ?
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    Dominik,

    It's mostly trial and error. Once you find a scaling algorithm you like for one specific type of scene like moving leaves, you'll find that using that same algorithm for mostly "still" actors doesn't work the way you thought it would.

    I once tried downscaling a 6k source, which was in a 1.94:1 aspect ratio from a dragon sample image, down to a DCI 4k (4096x2160) 1.91:1 aspect ratio and a 4k and 3k 1.94:1 aspect ratio, each with all of the different Scaling algorithms. Sometimes I thought I saw a difference and sometimes I didn't . I think a higher resolution monitor than what I used to view the difference between the images would have revealed a greater difference. It's just about trying them all out until you find what you like for different types of scenes and different downscaling resolutions.
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    Dominik,

    I mostly use "Clarity" and " Unsharp Mask" to sharpen anyway. Most people are perfectly fine with the sharpness they get from a simple downscale, Some are not. I just prefer to do a little extra, right or wrong.

    I mostly like starting at about "0.149" for "clarity" under the "Image: Effect: Alchemy Group" for and Output Transform Of "High Contrast" Tone Map and "Very Soft" highlight rolloff. And under "Image: Effect: Unsharp Mask", I start at "60" Amount with the default "1.000" radius. These are just starting points that you can adjust a little more or a little less.



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    I mostly like starting at about "0.194" for "clarity" under the "Image: Effect: Alchemy Group" for and Output Transform Of "Medium" Tone Map and "Medium" highlight rolloff. And under "Image: Effect: Unsharp Mask", keep the same "60" Amount with the default "1.000" radius as above. Again, these are just starting points that you can adjust a little more or a little less or you might not what to use them at all and just decide on a scaling algorithm that gives you the sharpness you are looking for.



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    thanks heaps for that, I just tried a few different options and the results are very subtle if recognizable at all. in the past i just left it on the default algorithm and used the smart sharpen option in photoshop as the last step before saving my stills. i achieved quite nice results through that.
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    Dominik,

    Are you using the new version 18.0.0 "Red Adobe Photoshop Installer" that came out 10 days ago? I don't use Photoshop but perhaps this new version, Which makes a point of having "IPP2 Support", Will give you better results.

    https://us.red.com/downloads/508ebcee17ef022b21000558


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    hot damn how did I miss that ? definitely giving that a try now. thank you sir.
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    You're Welcome Dominik!
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    Dominik,

    BTW,

    Do you have the new Redcine-X Pro version 50.1.0 that also came out 10 days ago? This could help as well.


    https://us.red.com/downloads/5340c33e26465a4b46002ddc


    Here is the Operations Guide For Redcine-X Pro for version 50.1.0 revision-C. I constantly read and re-read it on a regular basis.

    from Red.com



    https://us.red.com/downloads/556f300c2325b43b0900d7a2



    from my dropbox account. Sometimes it takes a while to download it from red.com




    https://www.dropbox.com/s/flg40v6q8t...uide2.pdf?dl=0



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    Looks great!

    I thought Leah looked familiar... I photographed her a couple of years ago. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakesh Malik View Post
    Looks great!

    I thought Leah looked familiar... I photographed her a couple of years ago. :)
    Thanks!

    Nice, small world!
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