Apr 01

RED Scarlet-W Dragon // Extreme Low-Light Test – 2000 ISO

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Just a very quick and simple test by the fireside. This is basically straight out of camera, with the same in-camera settings. No post-production, coloring, or noise reduction done. Shot 5K downscaled to 4K UHD for YouTube.


The DSMC2 system is something very special, it’s by far the cleanest image I’ve been able to get from Reds. This is also with the Standard OLPF, so it can get even better and cleaner with their Low-Light OLPF.


Shot with a variety of Leica R lenses wide open at a F/2.0 or F2.8.



I’ve been asked for the RAW R3D files and provided a few shots for you.

Opening wide shot, Leica R 19mm shot at f/2.8: http://www.mediafire.com/download/a6sxa6m1a7rhab1/A002_C027_0330PU_001.R3D

ECU, Leica R 19mm at f/2.8: http://www.mediafire.com/download/vnrs12rzqinv7z9/A002_C024_0330NV_001.R3D

Bonus, the shot right after the ECU: http://www.mediafire.com/download/l2c94zkukczfq97/A002_C025_03300E_001.R3D



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Brian is a freelance cinematographer based out of Los Angeles, CA.

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