RED Komodo: ISO 250 vs. ISO 800

Shooting at ISO 250 with RED results in more visible shades (stops of latitude) in the shadows and less noise (though we're hard-pressed to see the difference in the screenshots), but also considerably less highlight protection. Both screen grabs are from clips that have been exposed as much as possible without highlight clipping. You can... Continue Reading →


Don't let the thumbnail deceive you - you can see our bouncy gimbal work in the video. This was only the second time we’ve bothered to calibrate the sensor before a shoot. Up next - trying to figure out a workable follow focus solution for the set of Meike lenses.

Komodos Galore on Netflix Action-Comedy

“Some days on Day Shift we deployed four RED MONSTROS and 10 KOMODOs plus. For scenes with pyrotechnics, we’d add more KOMODOs. Sometimes we rolled 20 cameras.” - DP Toby Oliver on Netflix vampire flick “Day Shift” Not something we're interested in watching, but you can read more from Oliver here.

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 →

RED Control App

The RED Control app gives you access to the functions of the RED Komodo on a smartphone, tablet or laptop computer. Below is the screen that greets you upon opening the app. Tapping on any of the four stars in the bottom left-hand corner opens up different pages or tabs. The large red button labeled... Continue Reading →

RED Komodo: Versatility

Balancing the RED Komodo paired with the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM on a DJI RS 2 was easy peasy! In fact, it required much less time to balance than the a7s III with the Ninja V. As can be seen in the photo below, there is a ton of clearance between the... Continue Reading →

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