well, glad the high school popularity contest is over. Back to educational articles.
Would someone please do a test of the RED Helium at 1250 iso! Can't wait for the next reasons why the test was invalid. (I.E. didn't properly color correct the footage, compression ratio was too high, you need to use the new red colored mini mags, the lens is to blame, back focus was not done well, you need to put it in a HDR-X mode, they didn't use REDCine-X Pro, you needed a Red Rocket, you have to use the Skintone-highlight olpf then switch it to lowlight olpf when you shoot at night, your lighting set up is completely wrong, your color temperature wasn't 3274, the camera is actually native 1600 ISO(folks on reduser are saying that now http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?154944-New-Epic-W-vs-Alexa-M...), you're using MAC instead of windows, the LUT you used wasn't meant for the Helium's advanced sensor, you're using the wrong codec for vimeo, the sensor is still in beta and hasn't achieved it's final Super Saiyan form, etc. Trust me, get ready to hear it all. They're already redvising the results on the forum
HDRx turned on it would end up being more than 16.5 stops, but of course this would depend on your HDRx settings.
dude you can see the shadows clip worse on the RED anyway compared to the Alexa. Like it's not going to get any closer
Thank you!!!! Could not have said it better....