Thread: What is your preference: Redcode 36 4K 16:9 vs Redcode 42 4K HD?

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  1. #1 What is your preference: Redcode 36 4K 16:9 vs Redcode 42 4K HD? 
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    My framerate will be 23.98 and eventual 1080p final delivery. (for now)

    Just curious if there is a clear winner in your minds between these two options to shoot the 16:9 ratio. I'm probably leaning toward 4K HD at the higher redcode rate, but maybe some of you have had more success with the added resolution bump despite a slightly lower redcode rate.

    Thoughts?
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    For the majority of shooting scenarios (including narrative, music video, broadcast) work I always found RC36 able to handle image capture very well.
    If I think I might be burning through cards (think documentary) even RC 28 usually works great. IIRC, the two Che films directed by Steven Soderbergh were captured at RC28 if not slightly less. They both looked great.

    RC42 for most shooting always seemed like overkill.

    There are 2 exceptions where I might go to RC42.

    1) If I'm shooting images with high detail (forest and trees in particular).
    2) Shooting footage at 2K for slow motion. You can start seeing Redcode artifacts in some 2K shooting scenarios and usually RC42 helps this a bit.

    Green screen could benefit from RC42 as well.

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    Have to say, with current RED cameras delivering data rates of 170 MB/s and up, RC42 seems like a no brainer.
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    Senior Member Ryan Farnes's Avatar
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    Thanks for the input guys.
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    No problem Ryan.

    Terry, RC42 comes in with limited resolution the RED ONE (no 16x9 4K) and less frame rates at all 4K, 3K, and 2K.

    If the shot doesn't get affected by those limitations then yes it should not be an issue to always film at that REDCODE.

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