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    Hey everyone!
    Just received my Epic Dragon a week ago and am going to be testing it out shooting headshots and pulling frames for final output. I'm curious what settings any of you have used for your best results? Personally I'm thinking 6K, 24fps, 5:1 compression...besides frame rate I'm really wondering what the best shutter angle would be for strictly headshots. Thanks so much for sharing your formulas and the advice!!
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    I'd play with lower frame rates with as low compression as possible.
    Especially for prints.
    Just a hunch.

    Is it MX or Dragon?

    I'd guess Dragon, if it shoots 6k.

    Good luck!
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    It is a Dragon ya. I think you're right maybe a 3:1 for prints! thx
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    if you go to a lower frame rate you can even get below 3:1
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    Hey Chad! Any ideas on Shutter Angle? thx!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunleik Groven View Post
    I'd play with lower frame rates with as low compression as possible.
    Especially for prints.
    Just a hunch.

    Is it MX or Dragon?

    I'd guess Dragon, if it shoots 6k.

    Good luck!
    Drop the compression to as low as you can go. If it he final use is stills only, drop your frame rate to below 23.98 to get a lower compression, like 3:1 or 2:1, and use the highest shutter you can.

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    I only have Scarlet, but shooting at 1/120th of a second gives still frame results similar to what I would shoot fashion with my 5DMk3.
    Unless you really want lots of motion blur.
    I doubt you need less than 3:1 compression!
    You can always capture at 6K and post to 5K if you feel like any detail was lost using 3:1.
    In a week or two I will post side by side comparison - same lighting, model, shutter speed/angle with similar (except for crop factor) Canon L series for Red Scarlet and 5DMk3.
    Goal was to get as close to identical results using Scarlet versus 5DMk3. One or two surprises.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Finegan View Post
    I only have Scarlet, but shooting at 1/120th of a second gives still frame results similar to what I would shoot fashion with my 5DMk3.
    Unless you really want lots of motion blur.
    I doubt you need less than 3:1 compression!
    You can always capture at 6K and post to 5K if you feel like any detail was lost using 3:1.
    In a week or two I will post side by side comparison - same lighting, model, shutter speed/angle with similar (except for crop factor) Canon L series for Red Scarlet and 5DMk3.
    Goal was to get as close to identical results using Scarlet versus 5DMk3. One or two surprises.
    Thx
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    I'd like to see these tests after hearing a very heated argument between a wedding photographer and wedding videographer!
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    +1 Would also like to see these tests.
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    I shot these at ISO 250 6K - 8fps....which gives 2:1 compression the shutter angles for these ranged from 1/96s to 1/250s, these are all available light with black shading for the corresponding shutter speeds, the shots of the 3 girls were all under streetlights and car headlights, so extremely underexposed, I wanted to see how far I can push this thing:



























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