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Fog and smoke Machines - Arri vs Red


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#1 Brendan Cherry

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 07:31 PM

Later this year I'm working on a couple of projects which involve heavy use of smoke and fog machines. Obviously this is no comparison but when I've shot smoke on a DSLR in the past I've had issues with 'grain' even in fully lit environments.

 

What I'm asking... is there a difference in how the Red or the Arri read fine detail like smoke, or will I ultimately have near similar results? Specifically my options are the Epic sensor and I believe the Alexa ST without the raw upgrade.


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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 07:45 PM

You should be fine.

 

The smoke isn't adding noise to the image but was probably making the noisiness of your DLSR image more obvious by being lower in contrast, perhaps.  But I would think a bigger problem with a DSLR would be from recording a smokey image in 8-bit with a lot of compression and seeing gradient artifacts.


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