Cinematographer and camera and lighting nerd and amazing stand up comedian.
That Lane 1974 still is gorgeous!
As an owner of the Sony F65, Sony shot themselves in their own foot. The F65 I think is the best looking digital image of all time, yet the workflow and the battery usage and size of the beast and data rate ended its career in the high-end world. And it's a shame, cause the workflow now is super simple and it has a mechanical shutter!
This is a wonderful test - thank you!
I think someone else should do a test - with both cameras at their native resolution - RED at 1250 ASA and Alexa at 800 ASA to test dynamic range. At 800 ISO, if the red helium is already more usable in the shadows, that gives it more stops in dynamic range below key, and then imagine it at 1250 ASA!! I imagine it will pick up at least a stop of usable dynamic range in the highlights and still keep exposure in the shadows - and become a very useful tool.
Having a clean low-noise 1250 ISO camera is a very useful camera for small productions, for low-light night work.
I would be more interested in real-world night-testing with this said.
In terms of color fidelity and skintone - just from watching the video - I think the red is the winner.
But in terms of inherent resolution and motion cadence, the red for me is the winner.
All of this is subjective. And, also, for the record, I was banned from REDUSER.net TWICE.
gorgeous - i love the look of that anamorph - i like what it does - kind of an imperfect perfect
man that music video is beautiful - what were the lenses you used? really gorgeous stuff!
Great post! Also don't forget "Hypernormalisation" by Adam Curtis. Probably the best analysis of control of power by the political class/ banking institutions and the bizarrities of Trump and Putin to create a state of anxiety and confusion.