It’s just called Komodo, not Komodo Dragon.
Rule of thirds... proceeds to center frame just about everything else in the video.
I asked him directly and Roger said this camera was purely for reference only.
Just to add to the discussion, daylight by nature is a mixed-source light.
The direct sun rays are one color temperature, but the ambient rays are another. People often forget about the giant blue dome above our heads, a.k.a. the sky, which acts as a giant softbox. So the shadows are always blue in comparison to the direct light.
A single direct light in a studio will never achieve that kind of "daylight" quality until you bounce some blue into the shadows.
I wish the testers had built a "room" with flags/floppies with a small window to allow direct sunlight in and block the ambient blue light.
I'm in 100% agreement on all of that. Everything you just said confirms why you should rate the Helium for a higher ISO.
You shifted the DR away from the highlights on Helium and now everyone's takeaway from this test is that Helium has an objective "1.5 stops worse highlights" than Alexa, when you and I both know that's all relative due to the sliding scale that is DR.
I'm just saying that calling this a "shootout" leads the reader to think there's going to be a defined "winner." When really it's just a test for a single metric: dynamic range.
If you were going to do a full shootout, then this thing needs to be like an hour long and compare compression, color fidelity/accuracy, frame rates, resolution, ergonomics, workflow, etc. etc. etc.
Alexa will win a lot of areas, still, I'm sure. I don't need Helium to "win." I just don't agree with the methodology here.
No, not 1280 on both. 1280 on Helium, 800 on Alexa.
The Helium sensor needs less light. So don't give it so much. You're overexposing it and "pull processing" it when you rate it at 800. But conveniently not doing so on Alexa at 800.
The low-light test is flawed in the same way, this time in Helium's favor.