I am a sucker for sci-fi action movies, and as such I watched the 2012 version of Total Recall the other day. To save anyone else the need to watch it, here's the problem, illustrated with some images borrowed from our friends over at the Internet Movie Firearms Database.
The film is full of obvious instances of this; the very first few shots in the opening sequence are rotten with strobe lighting it and it looks absolutely awful.
I seem to recall that when Red started promoting their original camera we were largely aware it was too good to be true, and that this was one of the first major catches we became aware of. The above frame was almost certainly shot on an Epic, but that's not really the problem: the situation we now have is that in order not to be completely steamrollered by a company that was willing to make cameras worse in order to make them cheaper, everyone else is forced to do the same. Now it's very difficult to find a mainstream digital cinematography camera that doens't have this fault. A couple of the Sony F series, mech shutter Alexas, and the upcoming 4K Blackmagic Cinema Camera would not have suffered this problem.
So, there we are. A considerable failure on a $125million feature. This being the internet, you'll have to imagine the slow, derisive handclap I'm currently performing; suffice it to say:
Well done, Red. Well done. You're very, very clever.
PS - Looking even more closely, some shots seem to have had rolling shutter fixes painted in. I thought causing people extra post work was supposed to be a cardinal sin?