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SMX-12A2C Camera "or" RED-One in 2K ???


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#1 Fred Magilicutti

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 10:30 AM

What other accessories would you need to make a SMX-12A2C Camera comparable to a RED-One?

The "kit" is as follows:

> # SMX-12A2C Camera
> # Tripod adapter
> # CAT 5E or CAT 6 Gigabit Ethernet cable (optional)
> # Power over Ethernet adapter (optional)
> # Trigger connector
> # IR-cut filter
> # Camera Application Software
> # API Library


I've been investigating this camera, and it's price is very reasonable, but hard to believe it could match the quality of video coming from the RED-One in 2K. I realize the RED-One can go as high as 4K, but I'm only interested in it's comparison with this camera in the 2K mode.

If anyone has the knowledge or experience in using the SMX-12A2C camera I'd appreciate your feedback on this issue.

Thanks.
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 12:34 PM

Interesting, but what are you recording it on?

What's the rolling shutter like?

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#3 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 03:41 PM

People tend not to shoot 2k with the RED One, because the loss in quality, they shoot 4k or 3k and have 2k as the final output in post.

Given the size, the SI 2k Mini might be more of a comparison.
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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:28 PM

What other accessories would you need to make a SMX-12A2C Camera comparable to a RED-One?

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Apples to Oranges. :)
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#5 Keith Walters

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 10:40 PM

What other accessories would you need to make a SMX-12A2C Camera comparable to a RED-One?

Erm ... you want accessories to make this:

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into this

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I think you'd need an awful lot of accessories just to get it up to Handycam functionality, and it would still only give indifferent results. (Or were you being ironic:-)

The SMX-12A2C looks awfully like an industrial camera module to me, particularly in light of the other products they make. There was a dicussion about it on DVXUser about 2 years ago which died after about 6 posts.
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#6 Emanuel A Guedes

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 10:29 PM

Keith,

You know something? Tonight, I took a look on this 'shot on red' thread:

http://reduser.net/f...ead.php?t=49294

And I thought to myself, Keith should register on reduser and post something over here ;-)

Greetings from hot Rome,

E. :-)
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#7 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 03:05 AM

And I thought to myself, Keith should register on reduser and post something over here ;-)



That might be too post modern. ;-)
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#8 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 03 September 2010 - 04:01 AM

To be really fair, I should point out: this is even less 2K than red is 4K.

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