BRAW shooters who work in Final Cut Pro will be happy to learn that Chris Hocking has developed an app that allows the user to import BRAW files natively into the NLE with audio and full metadata. Says Hocking: “Coming Soon! I got bored waiting for Apple or Blackmagic to add BRAW support for Final... Continue Reading →
Portrait Displays Acquires Patterns™, World’s First HDR-Compliant MacOS Test Pattern Generator
Accuracy is important, very important. Whether creating or consuming content having an accurate image ensure’s the artist’s intent is as intended. Photography, Visual Effects, Editing, Color Grading, Web Surfing, ect. Color makes a difference. Patterns™ is designed to test the system, not just the display. The app is designed to work in the color spaces... Continue Reading →
The Corrupting Influence of Jacob Schwarz
The absence of motion blur nearly made me violently ill. https://youtu.be/VwiC0xtTkcE
Sony a7R V: Reviewers Know Which Side Their Bread Is Buttered On
Several camera review websites are bending over backwards trying to justify the added expense of the a7R V. The question is, why? “The A7R V will have a body-only price of $3,899 / £3,999 (around AU$7,150). That's a little more than the Sony A7R IV's launch price in 2019, which was $3,500 / £3,500 /... Continue Reading →
Rec.2020 P3 Limited to YT: The Definitive Test?
For the past six months, we’ve been uploading Rec.2020 ST2084 (P3-D65 Limited) videos to YouTube, but it appears that many are still operating under the assumption that Rec.2020 videos constrained to P3 should not be uploaded to the video sharing platform. In order to settle this question once and for all, we recorded a billboard... Continue Reading →
A Few More Changes to Komodo Post Workflow
We've made a few more changes to the RED Komodo post-workflow, including adding Rec.2020 ST2084 (P3-D65 Limited) for those working with a display calibrated to P3-D65, such as the MBP (2021). From the DaVinci Resolve user manual: Gamut Limiter Lets you limit the gamut to a specified standard. Useful in situations where the delivery color... Continue Reading →
Updated RED Komodo Post Workflow
RCM was doing strange things to Red Komodo footage, including making letterboxing and titles gray rather than black so we’ve gone ahead and updated it to a node based transform workflow.
Apple is expected to announce updates to the 14” and 16” M1 Max and M1 Pro MacBook Pros featuring the more powerful M2 silicon chip any day now. Prices of last year’s models are at their lowest ever, with discounts ranging from $200-$700 depending on the configuration. Supposedly, the new M2 Max and M2 Pro... Continue Reading →
Cosplay in HDR
A cosplay video by YouTuber Flannel Ninja that most assuredly takes advantage of HDR’s extended color palette and brightness, shot with the Canon EOS R5 C and quite possibly graded on an LG OLED. NSFW https://youtu.be/UBCq1gOlSkc YouTubers have an advantage over multi-million dollar productions in that they don’t have an executive producer looking over their... Continue Reading →
RED Face Detect AF Shows Promise!
We gave the face detect AF feature on the RED Control app another shot this afternoon, and it surpassed our expectations! In order to work properly, at least until face tracking is enabled in the Komodo with the next firmware update in December, it’s necessary to focus first, then select Face Detect in the app.... Continue Reading →
Memory Colors, Not Accurate Colors
“Several studies show that we all have similar expectations of colors of certain objects. Grass is green, the sky is blue, bananas are yellow. However, those expected colors differ from the actual, real colors, as most objects are perceived brighter and more saturated than they really are (Smet et al., 2014). In fact, people mostly... Continue Reading →
News Flash: Motion Picture Cameras Don’t Capture Motion!
Gotta say we were kind of astonished to hear Quentin Tarantino say during an interview with regard to celluloid film that "There's no movement in movies at all. They are still pictures but when shown at 24 frames a second through a light bulb it creates the illusion of movement." https://youtu.be/a34Ttf_FtE8?t=74 Check out the priceless... Continue Reading →
How Responsive is RED Komodo Face Detect AF?
Shot with the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 macro. https://youtu.be/NJuloCLCTLY
RED Komodo Face Detect Autofocus Is Here!
It looks like Face Detect AF is on the horizon for the RED Komodo, probably with a firmware update in December. Meanwhile, it's available through the Red Control App. The free version of the RED Control App now offers Face Detect AF and it works with the RED Komodo. The feature will not work without... Continue Reading →
House of Dragon in HDR
This HDR grade has gone viral. Vincent Teoh breaks it down. https://youtu.be/D83SXcguwBU
GDU Armored Lenses
GDU's armored lenses look sick! The manual focus ring and external switches have been removed and the exterior has been fortified with an indestructible armor. AF and iris can be controlled via the RED Control app or through the camera's own user interface. The 50mm and 16mm are available to order now, but at double... Continue Reading →
RED Control Pro
The greatest camera control app in the industry just got even better - but we’ll stick with the free vesrsion! 😅 Join the RED TECH LIVE crew Thursday Oct 13th at 10am PDT as they introduce and breakdown the new RED Control Pro app.
Phil Holland’s panSpeedCalc
We’ve spoken bunches about how the traditional 7-second panning speed rule for 24 fps with a 180° shutter angle (assuming 2K 48-nit projection) quickly falls apart on today’s displays with higher resolution, contrast and brightness. As it turns out, Phil Holland has just shared his new 𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗰 app, writing, “Likely my last tool of 2022... Continue Reading →
Red IPP2 Creative LUT Pack
RED's website has a collection of 25 free creative LUTs developed by Phil Holland and Eric Weidt (Mindhunter) that contain no conversion of color space or linearity, meaning that they can be used in both SDR and HDR workflows. The LUTs may be copied to a CFast card and imported into the Komodo or imported... Continue Reading →
In November of last year, LED Inside published a “Summary of 34 Mini LED Notebooks/TVs/Monitors Available in the Market”, along with resolution, size, number of dimming zones, release date and price (2019-2021). According to a report by Display Supply Chain Consultants, for Q4 2021, Apple sold more MacBook Pros with Liquid Retina XDR display than... Continue Reading →