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    Seeing your work makes me excited for summer when it'll be warm enough to do that sort of thing again ;)

    Those images look great, no surprise.

    Honestly, the only reasons that I hadn't been considering using Red cameras for stills before Helium are that Epic-W is my first Red ;) and the resolution wasn't really sufficient for print work at the sizes I'm aiming for. IMO 6K is enough, 8K is pretty much a match for my Sony A7r in terms of resolution, but shows more pleasing color rendition and detail, at least IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakesh Malik View Post
    Honestly, the only reasons that I hadn't been considering using Red cameras for stills before Helium are that Epic-W is my first Red ;) and the resolution wasn't really sufficient for print work at the sizes I'm aiming for. IMO 6K is enough, 8K is pretty much a match for my Sony A7r in terms of resolution, but shows more pleasing color rendition and detail, at least IMO.
    I guess it comes down to where your work ends up but for me the resolution for print has never been an issue. I dont shoot much print work and for what little work I have done, 14-16mpx is perfectly fine, don't let that hold you back. Its certainly a different way of shooting compared to DSLR, but its fun and you end up with some very amazing results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominik Muench View Post
    I guess it comes down to where your work ends up but for me the resolution for print has never been an issue. I dont shoot much print work and for what little work I have done, 14-16mpx is perfectly fine, don't let that hold you back. Its certainly a different way of shooting compared to DSLR, but its fun and you end up with some very amazing results.
    Mostly it's been for galleries, so the print sizes have been 24x30, so the 14 megapixels wasn't really enough for what I was doing. 36 megapixels prints very nicely at that size though. I generally avoid uprezzing these, since they're landscape images with a lot of detail, but with 8K I don't need to uprez, just change the aspect ratio a little bit. Personally, I'm finding that I like the less square aspect ratio of the Helium sensor more than the 135 frame, so for me it's a plus rather than a minus.

    You're right though, it is fun and the results are beautiful. :)
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    Here are a few R3Ds from my first attempt shooting portraits with my Epic-W:

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    The stills from MX weren't bad. I used them for posters. The stills from Helium are damn near perfect.
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    what fps and what shutter angle do you guys use?

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    When I'm shooting stills, I use 3:1 and drop the frame rate to 13fps. The shutter speed depends on the shoot; for portraits on sticks I use 1/100th of a second.
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    cool I am gonna try and get some this weekend with one of the 2 events I have

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    I shot with mine and stills resolution/quality is quite amazing.
    I run some not so scientific tests before hand, comparing the Helium to Canon 5D III using the same lenses (Sigma ART), and with my Leica M. Leica M has a different "feeling" to it. But sharpness and quality the RED is pretty much the same or above. Canon creates much worst stills.

    Compared to the Epic Dragon, files are so much cleaner and sharper for stills. Helium felt a bit more digital than Dragon, though. I was shooting before the new color was in place. I'd like to see how it works with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakesh Malik View Post
    When I'm shooting stills, I use 3:1 and drop the frame rate to 13fps. The shutter speed depends on the shoot; for portraits on sticks I use 1/100th of a second.
    You are specifically referencing shooting video for stills, right?
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