The bitrate has no influence over the bit depth and if it, like other Sony cameras, only outputs 8-bit over HDMI then there's not much you can do
Same sensor so same dr. Essentially those 15 stops are as real as 15 stops from Canon, red, Sony, etc. Less than 15 Arri stops though...
Prieto mostly shot Silence on film. From what I've understood the Alexa was used for the night scenes.
Phil Holland has never worked for Red. He's held a lot of workshops about shooting red and he has an uncannily close relationship with them but he hasn't been an employee.
Most films are finished at 2k still, mostly because VFX work is very expensive in higher resolutions and the fact that most theaters don't support 4k still.
Where did you get that Imax has 36k equivalent resolving power? Kodak themselves state 18k and imax says it's more like 12k. The frame is about 9 times as large as a S35 frame so that makes sense.
Those 5 perforations are vertical in a normal 65mm frame and 65mm is generally scanned at 12k for around 8k horizontal resolution. In imax they're fed horizontally. So the width is about 3 times the height of a 65mm frame.
Every camera manufacturer on the market is known for embellishing DR specs, except for Arri and Kodak, no need to put down Red. At least they actually supply the charts to back their claims up. The problem with DR is that what's useable is highly subjective. The Dragon can certainly see that DR and the Alexa can too, but the images are much noisier than the Alexa, so in real world use it's worse (this might change with helium sensor considering the lack of noise). Same thing can be said about Canon, Sony, Panasonic, and Blackmagic, except they don't back their claims up at all.
I think most people who own a $50k camera have shot on the Alexa. If you look over on Reduser, plenty of people own both Arri and Red.
Sick looking skin tones and average DR? Seriously dude, what planet are you living on. I'll be the first guy to admit I prefer shooting on the Alexa, but the differences these days are pretty marginal. If you need a lot more work in post when shooting red, you're doing it wrong.
Very interesting how this thread is filled with people bagging on red and their so called fanboys, yet no one here is fanboying over red. Ah, the other side of the coin...