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#1 Alain J Francois

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:19 AM

Is there any advice anyone can give me to achieve good blacks with the RED camera? I realize that lighting will be an integral part of the outcome; but is there some advice anyone can give to minimize or do away with noise?
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 09:57 AM

A lot of that will come in your grade when you tend to crush down the blacks below the noise floor.
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#3 Oli Soravia

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:02 PM

Is there any advice anyone can give me to achieve good blacks with the RED camera? I realize that lighting will be an integral part of the outcome; but is there some advice anyone can give to minimize or do away with noise?
Thanks Alain.


The RED doens`t really have problems in reproducing black. As long as you`re not going for a flat lighting style, you should provide some highlights in the frame and let the rest go dark, be sure to not overexpose the white to much (+2,5), it`s there where you can get some ugly looking clipping. You can then grade a bit more steeply (depending on your general look) with some hard gamma and some enhanced blacklevel. In my beginning working with the RED I also had these concerns, but it`s really in the blacks where the cam works ok, generally, underexposing 1/2 stop can be helpful for the whole material.
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#4 Alain J Francois

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 03:48 PM

Thank you both for your feedback - very much appreciated.
Alain.
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#5 David Rakoczy

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:18 AM

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#6 Peter Moretti

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 05:00 AM

Shoot low light in daylight balanced light, not tungsten.
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