They have said in the past that they are considering the possibility of scaled 2k at higher frame rates, just not immediately. Scaled RAW was mooted at one point, but has not been mentioned for a while. I suspect that scaled 2k will not come until RGB recording is enabled.
Here's an interesting project for 2k scaled nay sayers. Try taking the 4k tiff on HDFORINDIES.COM from Spain into Photoshop, Save a copy of the image and scale one of the clones from 4k to 2k and then back to 4k. Compare the images at 100% in Photoshop. Try it with other 4k images.
I am in no way an engineer. But thinking how easy RED is creating 2k reference movies off the 4K Raw data I am pretty hopeful that RED will pull this off.
My concern is: Does RED really know how useful 2k Scaled is?
In my point of view 4K is brilliant to have but in reality we are talking about 1080p for high definition and 576i/486i for standard definition. How many HD DVDs are currently made (I am not talking about Hollywood blockbusters). Most TV work, commercials and corporate stuff will end up in SD.
2K is the format to go with. Do a pan/can crop and you get 1080p with some room for stabilizing/reframing and do further down-converts for DVD or broadcast.
Matt, this has been already discussed: the footage at hdforindies isn't top notch. They had a problem with backfocus. Many posted footage suffers from the same issue.
There is some footage though that shows a significant resolution boost from 2K to 4K.
Under ideal conditions RED can offer an effective resolution of about 3000X1500 pixels, which to me is reason enough to shoot 4K.
The data-rate of 2K Raw is much less than 4K Raw. 50p 2K Raw will not need faster CF (even less) than 4K at 25p
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