It amazes me how RED keeps on giving. I am thrilled with my Scarlet.....Thrilled! It is everything I needed and more....but now Jim and his team tell me........no SHOW me how it's about to get even better. This why I am so passionate about RED and their team, my loyalty runs deep. Can not wait. Thank you!
Short image analysis. The wrestler, the tones, the tones, the tones, they look right. I know it is not a moving picture to tell for certain but it is somewhere there. It is a nightmare color correcting for an unknown group of sensor deviations, so it is good that you have it down pat for us too play with.
The tones are just in the range, the shade side of the face has some life in it, the crests of the skin's surface are contrasting out, the opposite sides highlights are at a good level. A dimensional, 3d, texture to it.
However, the post green screen example looked different when I first saw it, but whatever was done this is what I noticed. On the shade side, the skin surface crests where flatter, there was not the life in it, this is what I have noticed in various films, apart from seeming flat lit areas in the face, which I don't see. So obviously, this could be something in the post or theater chain causing it inadvertently, as we theorized.
Don't put too much weight on the colors of my greenscreen example - i made some very quick and rough levels adjustments to help the image settle in the background a bit better - that's it. It was a 30 sec job all up - not a professional grade ;)However, the post green screen example looked different when I first saw it, but whatever was done this is what I noticed. On the shade side, the skin surface crests where flatter, there was not the life in it, this is what I have noticed in various films, apart from seeming flat lit areas in the face, which I don't see. So obviously, this could be something in the post or theater chain causing it inadvertently, as we theorized.
Last edited by Brad Allen; 02-19-2012 at 01:26 AM.
The fact we get to plug straight into the conversations and musing from the Chief Designer and his 2IC, with an interactive peer group audience, that's better than GOLD. Its RED. Looking forward to the next release.
Also, I remember you had plans to expand the RPP line with 14mm and 135mm lenses (if I remember correctly) along with a few in-betweens. Is that still on the roadmap?
I spent a lot of time here as things were gearing up for Scarlet... then expected to land around $6000-7000. That was a price that I could swallow without feeling the need to go commercial right away.
The air went out of me a bit when Scarlet was released, since I felt I would need to have a business up and running to justify the new price point.
Seeing these pictures now floors me. It's hard to grasp that they are taken from a movie stream. The distortion free crispness is on a level that you would be happy to extract from a high end, dedicated 20 MP stills camera.
Now, I guess these are not 100% crops, but resized images right? But even so, it takes nothing away from the fact that the quality is crazy good.
I wonder what Dragon will bring...
Someday I'll own pictures like these.
That's ok Brad, the point was the levels landed up emulating something I've been seeing in Red footage, and might be worth figuring out to help people avoid it. Even though the images are more contrasty and saturated than what I would normally use, it is still a sort of look used in cinema, photography and TV.
I have peered deep into the images and gleaned a few other things, but especially the original 2005 or so Red shoots have speckle, but still not too bad, and the modern are great. I did notice a difference in red and green in the Penn and Teller Los Vages shoot, that I will have to look for in the others. Te second Lik version sacrifices, acceptably, a but of the top (see upper left corner clouds), but at least the sky is a good blue, not turquoise or purple shift which I have seen. To see such clarity and pixels in shoots is great after seeing so many years of crap from different cameras out there.
I think my mate Harold Jung knew Peter, he died last year. I met one of these guys that had a store front here that had been in with Red. No, different guy, great landscape photographer, did the photography for Beyond Thunder Dome, I think Duncan was his name. Now I would love to see some of his landscapes done with a 35ff or 645.
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