RED Komodo Noise Revisited

No, you're not having flashbacks, we've covered this before. But since we were testing out our shiny new Meike T2.1 50mm s35 prime, we thought we'd take the Komodo's auto WB for another spin. And just like our other footage where we dialed in our own Kelvin, it looks like there is indeed an unmistakable... Continue Reading →

RED: How ISO Works

Clarity and conciseness are such rare commodities these days! Nowhere has this been more evident than in the deluge of muddled videos cluttering YouTube since the release of firmware update 2.00 that adds Cine EI to the Sony FX3. Whenever possible, when searching for reliable information, it’s usually preferable to go straight to the source,... Continue Reading →

As Easy as Using an iPhone

It's so liberating to be able to view the false color guides and histogram, adjust white balance, ISO and aperture, pull focus, change the aspect ratio and frame rate and format media - all with an iPhone.

RED Komodo at ISO 250

Because of its higher contrast, noise is much more visible in HDR - a fact ignored by camera reviewers - and what may be acceptable in SDR might very well turn out to be unsatisfactory when mastering in PQ ST 2084. CVP shoots their B-roll with the Komodo set to ISO 250 for the cleanest... Continue Reading →

Cine EI in a Nutshell

Since Sony firmware update 2.00 for the FX3, a bunch of videos have popped up on YouTube trying to explain how Cine EI works but most miss the mark. Alister Chapman has written a virtual encyclopedia on the subject but it will make your eyes glaze over before you lapse into a permanent coma. Hopefully,... Continue Reading →

RED: Exposure Strategy in a Nutshell

Our goal should be to avoid clipping in the highlights while maintaining acceptable noise levels. The principal tool for judging exposure levels is the histogram, which shows the precise luminance levels of the red, green, and blue pixels after setting the ISO and white balance. Monitors, while indispensible, are less than ideal for gauging brightness.... Continue Reading →

Best Budget Rear ND Solution for the RED Komodo?

After poring over dozens of reviews and watching countless comparisons on YouTube, we think we’ve finally landed upon an ND filter adapter and drop-in filter system that (1) is compatible with the RED Komodo; (2) whose solid NDs have remarkably neutral color rendition; and (3) that won’t break the bank. Kolari is asking $224.99 for... Continue Reading →

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