HDR vs. SDR Contrast Ratios

Rory Gordon, Senior Colorist at ArsenalFX Color, during a presentation at a 2019 SMPTE conference entitled "Beyond Better Pixels: How HDR Perceptually and Emotionally Effects [sic] Storytelling", used data gathered from her work as a colorist on over 35 episodes of HDR content to explore the psychological and emotional impact high dynamic range has on... Continue Reading →

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RED Komodo Exposure + DL!

The RED Komodo LCD showing the histogram, the traffic lights (to the left of the histogram) and focus peaking (cyan). The underexposure traffic lights are all on, indicating that shadow information in the red, green and blue channels is being clipped. We pulled focus using the RED Control app on our iPhone until peaking appeared... Continue Reading →

The Advantage of A Heat Sink

HDTVTest, in their review of the Sony A95K QD-OLED, compare it to the Samsung S95B, which shares the same QD-OLED panel. After running footage on a loop with the same APL for several minutes, the Samsung becomes noticeably darker while the Sony picture maintains its brightness, owing to a heat dissipation layer that reduces the... Continue Reading →

Cost Breakdown: Minimalist RED Komodo Kit

Here's a rundown of the true cost of a bare bones Komodo setup, including approved media, power, card reader, battery charger, SDI surge protector, cage, SDI module for the Ninja V and the least expensive compatible Canon RF mount lens: RED Komodo 6K Body, AC Power Adaptor, Mini World Travel Adaptor Kit, Canon RF to... Continue Reading →

Why We Returned The RED Scarlet Dragon

We ended up returning the Dragon and are currently shopping around for a Komodo for the following reasons. (1) The Dragon isn’t repairable, while the Komodo comes with a 1-year warranty. (2) The Komodo is much smaller and lighter (2.1 lbs vs. 5 lbs) and accepts smaller batteries, ideal for balancing on a gimbal like... Continue Reading →

The RED vs. Nikon Drama

The news of RED suing Nikon for patent infringement was to be expected, as was the army of drooling idiots infesting the forums and comments sections of the leading websites devoted to photography and video. What the haters fail to realize is how RED completely transformed cinema. At the time the RED ONE was released,... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Noise

"What I’m really liking in the latest RED sensors is that they have an aesthetic texture to the image noise which is so far from the objectionable “video” noise or the plastic look of a noise-reduced image."  - Graeme Nattress There really is something about the noise from a RED sensor that is unlike any... Continue Reading →

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