Does anyone have a link or footage of the before and after image "problems?"
I ordered mine today, not sure exactly what I am looking to fix yet. Seeing doubles from light sources?
this is actually from 2001, so the gate flare/streak is not new to red cameras - in any case, it's been compensated for.
it mainly is only noticeable when you have a light source right off the edge of the frame...
here's one of the main surviving threads: http://reduser.net/forum/showthread....STREAK-FLARING
just install the thing and don't worry about it...
It's basically off camera lights that cause an old style 'gate flare' (like film cameras). You can flag the lights easily - but sometimes (long steadicam takes etc), the original reflective coating around the OLPF caused a flare effect that could fill large areas of the image (top/bottom/side etc).
There was much discussion about it - I remember Adam Eden was one of the first to point it out (doing long lens and steadicam work). Toia quite liked it and only changed the bushing recently (if memory serves, he had a nasty flare on a big car gig).
Basically, it's a matt black frame that drops in and stops unwanted light bounce on your sensor.
Seach for gate flare and you'll see the threads :)
Wasn't RED planning on doing a factory install at some time during the manufacturing process? Some people with later cameras shouldn't need to do the retrofit. RED should publish the camera numbers that were fixed before shipping. Unless shipping and manufacturing wasn't linear in re: camera numbers.
http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthr...ght=gate+flare - this was one of the first threads - if not the first... (I think!).
http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthr...ght=gate+flare - has an excellent demo - this was Doug's solution before the official RED one came out.
Other later ones had a lot more Epic footage with the flares.
I quite like them - more organic and film like... but they can be a PITA if you don't want them in shot and have to keep re-setting lights or flagging to avoid/fix the unwanted flare.
Free fixes for fugly flares
Before and after port bushings.
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