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  1. #1 Using Red Stills for Photo Competitions - Does Red "quality" as a "photo camera"? 
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    Hiya,

    When we shot wildlife we both photograph with our 1DX Mark II and film with our Red Epic.
    I know that Red and we Red users also considers the Red camera to be a "stills camera" as well, but how is it viewed in photo competitions? Does anyone have any experience with this?

    We have a few shots of animals with 1200mm which looks quite magical that would be fun to treat as still images.

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    I can't see any issues using a RED for a competition. You could use an iPhone or a Hasselblad.

    But most serious competitions DO care about authenticity and they like to be able to tie the submitted image back to the "digital original". The only issue I see if you submit a .tif or .png or .jpg is that you need to be able to show the 'original' upon request. There shouldn't be any problem in your case.

    All competitions are different, right? But most allow for contrast and saturation edits but frown upon local adjustments or major retouch.
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    Hi,
    In our case we can actually present the red file which I would hope would count as a raw since it has the meta data in it as well.

    The competitions seems to be quite different, wildlife in general do not approve of much editing.
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    I've had stills from RED printed from 5K through 8K. Some 4K finished grabs as well.

    I've never delivered an .R3D snapshot, but always 16 bit TIFs, but that's likely "my use case".
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    Phil good to see you.
    When you do the submissions then you give a JPG, but I know if you are lucky and get an award then you need to submit the raw file to prove that the image has not been tampered with. And that is where Im a bit worried that they could have an issue since Red is quite rare for still images.

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    I've done some nice product photography for clients at 5k transferred to the tiff format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreasOberg View Post
    Phil good to see you.
    When you do the submissions then you give a JPG, but I know if you are lucky and get an award then you need to submit the raw file to prove that the image has not been tampered with. And that is where Im a bit worried that they could have an issue since Red is quite rare for still images.

    Cheers

    /Andreas
    I would say if you get selected, just send them a .R3D and a link to the latest RCX, they can open it in that for free.
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