What is the difference between shooting 2k or ARRIRAW on the Alexa? Sometimes I will see on a monitor under "sys" that someone is shooting 2k, but I don't understand how this differs from shooting on RAW.
2k or RAW on Alexa
Posted 08 February 2015 - 07:17 PM
Well, I'm not an Alexa user, so unless ARRIRAW means something more specific that includes resolution in it's definition - and the same applies to '2K' in the Alexa context w.r.t colour space/bit depth - then you're comparing apples to pears.
One is a specification of pixel count - 'resolution' I believe they call it. The other is a term that will infer a specification of the colour-space, bit-depth and relative distribution of data across that bit-depth (log vs lin) - something that is independent of resolution. Although together they will affect your pipeline in terms of processing power and data transfer rates from sensor to screen.
Posted 08 February 2015 - 07:23 PM
Posted 08 February 2015 - 09:19 PM