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    What is the general consensus for getting the best 300fps with the least rolling shutter. So far the best I've seen is the old Dragon Epic, he's a shot of helicopter rotor blades at 300fps which is not bad. So far not too happy with Helium.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eocFHSJJZe4
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    I would guess Gemini would also do a decent job, as the sensor crop would be much less than Helium or Dragon.

    2k Helium is substantially smaller (more cropped) than 2k Dragon which is slightly smaller than 2k Gemini.
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    Gemini at 300 fps at 2K 2.4:1 (2048 x 864) (biggest pixel).

    Or when you want to go cheap

    UMP4.6kG2 HD Windowed - Up to 300 fps.

    Make sure you have a ton of light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remington Chase View Post
    What is the general consensus for getting the best 300fps with the least rolling shutter. So far the best I've seen is the old Dragon Epic, he's a shot of helicopter rotor blades at 300fps which is not bad. So far not too happy with Helium.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eocFHSJJZe4
    Why not just rent a Phantom for the day and get the global shutter option and get exactly what you want?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbridges View Post
    Why not just rent a Phantom for the day and get the global shutter option and get exactly what you want?
    https://www.phantomhighspeed.com/pro...media/flex4kgs
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    I think it depends on the project. Ive comfortably used my Monstro 8K at 2K and shot those speeds but it was for very brief one quick shot thats all about the content not so much focusing on the quality of the shot. I don't know if I would want to have say a 30 sec sequence of 300fps 2k but for a quick 20 frames shot in the middle of a commercial Its great.
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    To be fair, Monstro at 2k would be pretty much the same as Dragon at 2k pixel/sensor size (just cleaner... and a stop brighter with ISOcal2).

    In RED’s line-up, Helium has got a much smaller pixel pitch than the rest (hence super tiny 2k crop.)
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    I would not recommend anything less than 2.5k on Dragon/Monstro or Gemini. So you basically max out at 200fps or less with Red . (unless the shot is a little CU insert in a program for SM)

    I assumed Gemini would be better than Monstro for Slowmo (due to reasons stated)... but it is not even close. Monstro is significantly better pixel for pixel..( And I did the test with speed Panchros, Signatures and the cheaper Optimo short zooms)

    As others have suggested perhaps switch to a Phantom 4K if you can..
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    Epic MX was the best for that shot 300FPS...https://youtu.be/lCD8d4EEwUk
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