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  1. Patrick B.

    RED Komodo

    Yeah, I’ve been reading a lot of critical comments online but honestly a lot of the footage looks great to me too. Played with a raw still from above video and it was very nice to push around.
  2. Patrick B.

    RED Komodo

    I’m curious to see if they can hold to the $6k. So far the custom colors for early adopters are holding to the $7k. And I really curious to see what a monochrome version would be priced at. There aren’t really any reasonably priced monochrome cameras out there since it’s such a niche market (especially for video).
  3. Patrick B.

    RED Komodo

    In the Q&A Jarred said they haven't published specs because things are in flux and still changing every day. The models out in the wild are basically beta in terms of firmware, but I believe the hardware is nailed down. Someone posted frame rates and resolution on the Facebook group as well as some R3D files and a global shutter test of a spinning fan. Interestingly, Jarred also said they felt like they had to move up the Komodo launch earlier than they wanted because of what happened with the Hydrogen. So, yeah, I guess they're kind of making it up as they go somewhat, but based o
  4. Patrick B.

    RED Komodo

    I ended up tuning in for a lot of the stream and leaving it on in the background while I was hanging out. Some of the most interesting things to me: -monochrome sensor Komodo coming after color version is out -Raw is supposedly a different compression than current DSMC2 Red’s (DCT vs JPEG2000?) -Sensor is true global shutter. Previously Jarred said it was a “mode” which confused me a bit. Apparently they originally planned to have a RS and GS mode, but got the DR high enough in the GS mode to where there was no need to keep the RS mode. -Komodo started out as something that
  5. Patrick B.

    RED Komodo

    great news. hoping they add in ability to bake in custom LUTs for times you want to deliver straight from camera. this camera gets more and more appealing to me.
  6. Patrick B.

    RED Komodo

    Ah ok right. I had heard Alexa’s was a log raw and also the Ursa. So I guess it’s Pockets, Canons, lower end Sonys, and ProRes RAW that are 12-bit linear. I was surprised to hear the FX9 will shoot 16-bit, but I guess you need that bulky add-on module? But the Komodo won’t do internal ProRes will it? So it’s raw or nothing I guess. I kind of like how the Pockets will let you shoot ProRes and bake in a LUT if you want avoid grading.
  7. Patrick B.

    RED Komodo

    That article I linked seems to bear that out as well as the Red Monstro did look cleaner in the shadows despite having less highlight range. Seems like the new C300 mark iii is the same way with its DGO. That’s very interesting.. I always wondered how they’d rate using that same test spec. Surprised to see it rate higher than the Alexa! I guess in my mind I’ve felt like Alexa is a world apart from most cameras, but I suppose that isn’t really the case any more as the gap has narrowed considerably with the latest generation of cameras. Another thing with Red is their Redcode raw
  8. Patrick B.

    RED Komodo

    Good question, and I would think it’s higher than 12 considering how high Helium scored on DxO’s test and that Red’s are very close to Alexa: https://www.dxomark.com/red-helium-8k-dxomark-sensor-score-108-a-new-all-time-high-score2/ But if Alexa is rated at 14 then maybe it is 13... hmmm https://nofilmschool.com/2017/02/shootout-arri-alexa-mini-vs-red-epic-w-helium
  9. Patrick B.

    RED Komodo

    Interesting... I noticed if you search for Red DR tests similar looking images come back on Google for all their cameras. So you might be right that they’re using their own chart.
  10. Patrick B.

    RED Komodo

    DR looks very impressive next to Helium https://www.facebook.com/625665414/posts/10157378019065415/?d=n&substory_index=0
  11. Patrick B.

    RED Komodo

    Yeah, I was thinking about this. Part of me thinks that even if they internally recognize the opportunity of marketing this camera to a new segment of the market, they’d never pitch it as a more affordable, lower tier option because they don’t want to erode their high end brand image. Marketing it solely as a crash-cam/drone camera for high end work makes sense in that way. On the other hand they were also known as disruptors in the past so I could see where they could also market the camera as such.
  12. Patrick B.

    RED Komodo

    Yeah, I’ve been wondering about this partnership as well. My first guess was Canon wanted to have compressed raw, but then again if that’s true they aren’t implementing a very high compression ratio that would make sense in a prosumer camera. As far as competition on the camera body front goes, I had heard once that companies made most of their money on their lenses and wondered if that’s what they are most interested in selling. Any truth to that? Maybe they see the Komodo as a way to sell more RF lenses and better establish it.
  13. Interesting. So there is still a penalty for this increased range. I wonder if the ALEV III uses 2 ADC. The description makes it seem like both readouts are fed through one ADC, but not sure. I guess frame rate constraints and increased readout times could be more desirable than the motion changes that result from the alternating frames approach in HDR/WDR modes of cameras like Red and Z Cam.
  14. @cardinalallen good information to consider. I overlooked the comment about the C300 seeing more into the shadows. So even though the SNR1 rating was lower than the C500, it may be that you can actually eke out more in post. Interesting point about the color channels in highlights. I’ll be interested in seeing how it handles this. Also, I noticed the Mavic Air 2 does some kind of HDR processing where different pixels are mapped to different exposures, similar to what DGO is doing. Are other cameras doing this with Sony sensors? That sounds like a useful feature for high resolution s
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