Jump to content


Photo

Fog and smoke Machines - Arri vs Red


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Brendan Cherry

Brendan Cherry

    New

  • Basic Members
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Melbourne Australia

Posted 13 April 2016 - 07:31 PM

Later this year I'm working on a couple of projects which involve heavy use of smoke and fog machines. Obviously this is no comparison but when I've shot smoke on a DSLR in the past I've had issues with 'grain' even in fully lit environments.

 

What I'm asking... is there a difference in how the Red or the Arri read fine detail like smoke, or will I ultimately have near similar results? Specifically my options are the Epic sensor and I believe the Alexa ST without the raw upgrade.


  • 0

#2 David Mullen ASC

David Mullen ASC
  • Sustaining Members
  • 20180 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles

Posted 13 April 2016 - 07:45 PM

You should be fine.

 

The smoke isn't adding noise to the image but was probably making the noisiness of your DLSR image more obvious by being lower in contrast, perhaps.  But I would think a bigger problem with a DSLR would be from recording a smokey image in 8-bit with a lot of compression and seeing gradient artifacts.


  • 0


The Slider

Abel Cine

Aerial Filmworks

Willys Widgets

Metropolis Post

Ritter Battery

Visual Products

CineLab

rebotnix Technologies

Wooden Camera

Glidecam

FJS International, LLC

Paralinx LLC

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Tai Audio

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Technodolly

Rig Wheels Passport

CineTape

Broadcast Solutions Inc

CineLab

Technodolly

Ritter Battery

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Aerial Filmworks

Paralinx LLC

rebotnix Technologies

Tai Audio

Rig Wheels Passport

CineTape

Metropolis Post

Wooden Camera

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Visual Products

FJS International, LLC

Abel Cine

The Slider

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Willys Widgets

Glidecam