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I thought was on Epic...;)
As I posted before, wasn’t any surprise on the shot. Gunleik you were right, this was shot last year on my Red One-M with my veteran Canon/Century 150-600 at 2K 120fps. :-)
It is very interesting how very few people see a distinction between footage from different cameras and less people see the difference between Red cameras. Noticing how people do not see the difference between a Go Pro or DSLR and Red or film, I ask myself Why we need to spend thousands of dollars on our professional cameras if even pros do not see the difference? It is the technology reaching the maximum capacity that we can shoot a high end film entirely with a cell phone? I will let you speculate…
I think there is a psychological factor here. Usually when someone asks to guess what camera was used, or in audio tests what mic was used, it's usually to show surprise with an end result.
Maybe most of the people here were just trying to guess that the answer would probably be something out of the norm, and not a red product (much like I thought).
Guessing is always enjoyable however :)
When you say "not true" I guess means you disagree with my opinion not what I am saying is false. Right?
This exercise was with the real world in mind. From Youtube and Vimeo to TV and digital movie theaters the deliverables are compressed files and if there are uncompressed deliverables been broadcasted that do not represent the real world.
It is not only compression what make the difference between the images from different cameras. There are numerous factors involved on the image you get from digital technology and film in the past i.e. DR, lenses, lighting, etc. and with experience you will be accustomed to see what cameras are more likely to be used to shot specific scenes. We may no be accurate 50% of the time, but we have a starting point.
Anyway it's the Vimeo compression that confused people. I was 100% certain it was a RED. That doesn't mean that other cameras cannot produce very similar results if the footage was compressed and played on Vimeo.
If this was a scene in a movie and was played at a movie theater no one would have guessed 7D. Even with the psychological factor that I think probably affected people's opinion.
So I can sit back and be "not surprised"... :)
But I am not. Hahahaha
The R1M is one of the best cameras I have ever worked with, and I do prefer it over the R1 MX for quite some shooting situatioons. When given the light it wants, it's simply a gem and a much more harmonical camera than the R1 MX IMHO. People tend to forget that Build 30+ came to the M, shortly after the R1 MX upgrade started to ship, and that that new signalprocessing (being floatingpoint curve based instead of gain based) did much more to the image, signal and noise - than the new sensor did - or at least as much. Thus I never updated my M. When you hit the fat part of the M, it is really cool. And in broad daylight with good contrast, the surprise is more that not more people have seen and embaraced these qualities of the M... :)
I still love the R1M, and the Epic. But for different things! :) the Epic/Scarlet is where the "whole new thing with the MX sensor" comes into play, as they have the processingpower needed to actually deal with all that new juice over the M.
Ah... Rambling... But I really think anyone with an original M RED One should start celebrate and dance in the streets a bit more. Skintones and colors on the M are just amongst the best and most organic from a digital cameraI know... :)
I don't agree on the technologoy comment, though. I think we'll see thing standardizing on eirther 16-bit LIN or 32 bit LIN-float recording before we are really getting there, and because of the impossible scenario of changing the sensor to adjust for different light /(like we could with film, 50 ASA to 1600 ASA stock ballanced for tungsten or daylight), we NEED more useable DR in a digital cinema camera than we could expect from one specific stock of film to get the same versatibility.
But the overexposure carracterristics of the Epic and Scarlet is finally getting us somewhere to the ballpark.
Anyhow, it is fun how people think old is "bad" just because something newer has come up...
Film is still good
R1 M is still good
Stuff has as long a lifespan as there are competent people around to make good images with it and it doesn't die.
Anyhow, I think I said that because the light isn't the most challenging, it is hard to tell which RED camera it could be. Under more challenging lighting conditions (that is, higher contrast and possibly tungsten), they are much easier to descern...
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