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    Red Leader Jannard's Avatar
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    There is a reason we made a 5K camera.

    The RED ONE was originally a 4K camera. With its Bayer pattern, it resolved 3.2K in a 4K package. Over 4 times the measured resolution of the best 1080P camera.

    1080P is also a package size, not a measured resolution. The very best 1080P camera measures 1.7K of nervous resolution inside the 1080P package.

    The reason we built a 5K camera is that it "fills up" a 4K package with resolution. Over 5 times the measured resolution of a 1080P camera and equivalent to IMAX that is processed in a 4K chain.

    5K sensors have 60+% more pixels than a 4K camera. This is significant.

    So when you compare 4K cameras... keep this in mind.

    Additionally, there is a HUGE difference when extracting stills from motion.

    We did not make EPIC 5K by accident.

    Jim
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    Not to mention all my lenses look so pretty in the 5k sensor size. ;)
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    I finally shot some 5k timelapse on my Scarlet after shooting almost a year at 4k. I didn't think the difference would be that significant. But wow. Now I really want an Epic. My wife hates me.
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    Gateway drug MFer.......
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    Now lets just get that pricing ;)
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    I love Red's 5K philosophy and also like the idea of shooting 5K for 4K
    so I have a nice look-around area etc.
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    So is it safe to assume 6K will fill up 5K?
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    Also, with the new 6K Red Dragon sensor my Zeiss Standard Speed Primes won't vignette at 5K.

    :)
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    Probably just an idle musing, eh, Jim? Can't imagine it has anything to do with some of the pending announcements.
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    is there still no chance that Scarlet MX will ever see 24 fps 5k?
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