I'm hopeful that we may get 50fps at 3K in a firmware update - I thought they said it could do 25fps with HDRx so it may be possible to get those two extra frames per second without it.
I'm happy to shoot 25fps 4K though...
i'm pretty sure you'll be able to get 50fps at 3k, probably just an oversight. this was all thrown together at the last minute, and sad to say, we don't think a whole lot about PAL besides 24/25. but if i know red, you'll be taken care of.
as far as the windowed sensor or crop factor, it's going to be very similar to what some are used to shooting on 7d's - wouldn't worry too much about that, just be aware of the way it works and what lenses you need. maybe there's an app or something to calculate focal length adjustments based on resolution? if not, somebody do it please!
EDIT: here's the approximate calculations (somebody double check me) these crop factors are based on FF35
@ 5k - 1.2 (50mm = 60mm)
@ 4k - 1.6 (50mm = 80mm)
@ 3k - 3.5 (50mm = 175mm)
shooting at 4k is just like shooting on any APS-C sensor (i.e. 7d)
on a side note, i'd like to see them push for some 4.5k at 24/25
I can see why people would want the Canon camera. It really does make pretty pictures. But I can't believe the price of this camera. You can get a working Scarlet-X (without lenses of course - but that's just like the Canon and a lot of people already have those lenses anyway) at almost two thirds of the price.
I know a LOT of professional photographers that shoot in JPEG and when I ask them why, they say - It looks just as good as RAW... I say... Yeah... But ONLY if you are planning on keeping the looks of the image exactly as it came from the camera.
Once I explain to them what RAW is and does... Then all of a sudden they all shoot in RAW and then convert to JPEG.
Whatever magic codec Canon has put in the 300 - It aint NEVER going to yield esthetics of footage shot in RAW...
Althought Mobius short looked nice.
Anyway, to me... The Scarlettx is the winner in all categories. ALL.
http://www.abelcine.com/fov/ - this is very useful for camera/sensor & FOV comparisons...
I had the same issue re slowmo strobing. Short answer: yes - if you have cheap flouros we're going to get some.
I am somewhat terrified about those crop factors. At 2K that 50mm must be over 200mm! My 11mm zoom is going to get some work.....
I think it's unlikely that any machine will ever be able to replace the skill, intuition and creative work that a focus puller can do. Not to mention the having the reflexes to react to an actors movement. I can't imediately think of any useful situations where autofocus will be particularly useful... maybe something will come to me :-)
I'm basing the above statement on the old Europe 50Hz vs the States 60Hz AC cycle "pulse" scenario - the notion that the electrical cycle "pulse" leads to visible flicker if using fast "burn" lighting sources.
Jim/Jarred/Red Team, what are the available shutter speeds on Scarlet-X? I suspect it may be the same as on Epic...
...if the shutter options are the same, please refer to page 36 of the Epic Operation Guide manual. It shows how the the default shutter can be changed and includes 1/50 as an option. Additionally, shooting 4k @ 25fps should automatically set the shutter speed at 1/50 by default.
The Epic Manuals are also available as a zipped PDF collection here:
Last edited by Daniel Reed; 11-04-2011 at 06:23 PM.
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