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#1 Frank Barrera

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 07:31 PM

Hi all. I'm in prep for a feature and the idea is to run with two Reds. Mostly we will be shooting them stacked side by side getting double coverage ie: Wide and Tight.

My main question is is there a need to "match" these cameras? or is "RAW" just "RAW" and you match them in post? I'm sitting down with the Post Sup tonight but would like some input from other shooters who have handled multi cam RED material.

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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 07:48 PM

Raw is just Raw. You might test a few bodies to find a pair that are close. Look at what David Mullen wrote under "In Production" on his "Manure" shoot. He had one body that didn't match the others, but the rest were close together IIRC.




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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 08:01 PM

They should match but you could shoot a MacBeth chart with both cameras and compare RAW files after conversion.
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#4 Frank Barrera

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:15 PM

Thanks guys. I will shoot the Macbeth chart at the check out and periodically throughout the shoot as we change major lighting set ups.

i will report back if anything interesting happens.


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#5 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:52 AM

For starters, you'd want to make sure both cameras are running the same build. Aside from matching, I'd take extra precautions to make sure you get two fully functional cameras and have at least one backup body on standby.
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#6 John Sprung

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 02:06 PM

The one place I can see that there might be a little variation is in the mechanical alignment of the Bayer mask to the silicon. There might be some difference between chips, but it would be a lifelong constant for each chip. Side by side testing a bunch of them would reveal whether this is significant or not.




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