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27 minutes ago, markr041 said:

I agree that talented people can produce excellent videos with any camera. But that is irrelevant to evaluating a camera's ability. 

And, sure one video is a data point. But not all "data points" are of equal value, as you then go on to suggest. A video shot in a setting with limited dynamic range, where the author has decided to discolor skin tones, where most of the frames are out of focus (very little detail to ingest), is not going to be a very valuable data point for evaluating a camera.

What are the key issues for image quality? 1. dynamic range - so we need a setting with a big dynamic range. 2. color science - so we need to see the natural colors it is capable of reproducing, not some person's imaginative discoloration of skin tones. 3. Resolution - so we need detailed scenes, not faces and bokeh. 4. rolling shutter - so we need horizontally moving subjects.  5. low-light performance - so we need - lowlight! The posted video (cute children shot with a very peculiar lens) that people actually said convinced them to get a Komodo failed in providing information on any of these. It may win a prize somewhere, and the dp may win an award, but it is a near useless as a data point for evaluating a camera. 

There are threads for showing off one's artistic vision in video,  a thread about a camera is not the place for that. Wow, really? Again, the Komodo may be a great addition to the cinematic tool kit at a reasonable price,, but I do not see anything here that demonstrates it is better than other offerings (actually, global shutter seems to me the biggest deal, so let's see that in action).

I think it depends on what you're trying to achieve.

A video showing test shots of brick walls, charts, high DR scenes, and scenes where a colour gradient is pushed in post to expose any banding would be very useful to a technical film-maker, but would be useless to the expressive film-maker who wants to see the aesthetic potential of the camera.

Likewise, an emotional and dreamy creative piece where the composition is an interpretive dance between cast and crew can tell a creative everything they need to know about the texture and refinement of expression that the camera possesses in pure potential, and would tell the technical operator very little.

The older I get the more I realise that people dramatically underestimate how different we all are to each other.  Put more simply, what doesn't work for you might be useful for someone else.

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I understand what rolling shutter is. Let me explain even more clearly.  If I pick up a camera and shake it while recording, I get motion in the footage because the camera is pointing in a differ

Got my hands on Red Komodo to test for a few days. I'm impressed. A few more images can be seen here: https://imgur.com/a/HAWFShe  

I’m going to buy a Komodo. So I can come on here and tell the amateur hybrid camera video makers all about my thick colour, GS (yes! yes! YES!) and other juicy comments designed to reinforce my s

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19 minutes ago, Juan Melara said:

Got my hands on Red Komodo to test for a few days. I'm impressed.

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A few more images can be seen here: https://imgur.com/a/HAWFShe

 

Very nice images Juan, well exposed and graded, very clean look even a night. What do you think of the dynamic range? Seems pretty good in your shots.

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10 hours ago, ntblowz said:

Look really nice!

How does it do compare to the P4K and Arri? 

I can't compare it directly to the P4K as I don't regularly shoot with one. But it compares quite well with the P6K and the Alexa. As I said elsewhere the P6K has 1.3 stops more range in the highlights at IOS800 when highlight recovery is enabled. But the Komodo has nicer finer grained noise with no CMOS smear.

I'm getting pretty much the same image from both. The P6K requires a Rawlite OLPF filter though.

Usability wise the P6K is maybe a bit nicer. So much quicker to shoot with assignable buttons, 2 sec startup time.

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8 hours ago, Juan Melara said:

I can't compare it directly to the P4K as I don't regularly shoot with one. But it compares quite well with the P6K and the Alexa. As I said elsewhere the P6K has 1.3 stops more range in the highlights at IOS800 when highlight recovery is enabled. But the Komodo has nicer finer grained noise with no CMOS smear.

Interesting, I saw another video compare c200 RAW and Komodo, the c200 also retain highlight better than Red, but shadow area Komodo hold better.

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15 hours ago, ntblowz said:

Interesting, I saw another video compare c200 RAW and Komodo, the c200 also retain highlight better than Red, but shadow area Komodo hold better.

I'd be interested in checking this out, got a link? I shoot RAW on the C200 for most projects and the only thing that really lets the camera down is noise in the shadows.

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