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    I'm also actually hoping for a stills mode, though I'm sure I'll get by just fine by pulling stills from recorded footage like I often do with my Epic-W. :)
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    Yeah, I really need this camera to do time lapse. It’s the perfect size for use on a time lapse slider like the Rhino Evo/Arc II. Seems like an easy enough addition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Holland View Post
    Longest shutter on DSMC2 is 1 second.

    I suspect Timelapse is coming to Komodo, but likely in a very different implementation than many would think.

    If I had to guess advanced recording options such as that will be dished off to RED Control rather than in camera.
    Why can't we have longer shutter exposures with any Red camera? It's like one of the most common things on a regular still camera and Red has since DSMC had "still" in their name so why not offer the functionality of this? Why is a still frame at a long shutter something that's hard to implement? And on top of that just let the camera record in that mode? Like one frame every 15 seconds with an 8 sec exposure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christoffer Glans View Post
    Why can't we have longer shutter exposures with any Red camera? It's like one of the most common things on a regular still camera and Red has since DSMC had "still" in their name so why not offer the functionality of this? Why is a still frame at a long shutter something that's hard to implement? And on top of that just let the camera record in that mode? Like one frame every 15 seconds with an 8 sec exposure?
    It´s hard to implement. DSMC2 has it if you consider 1 sek exposure with average or additive mix over 8 frames shot with 360 shutter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Björn Benckert View Post
    It´s hard to implement. DSMC2 has it if you consider 1 sek exposure with average or additive mix over 8 frames shot with 360 shutter.
    Not really sure why it is hard to implement? But at least have the same kind of timelapse capability as DSMC2s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christoffer Glans View Post
    Not really sure why it is hard to implement? But at least have the same kind of timelapse capability as DSMC2s.
    Its simply dififcult for a Cmos sensor to do that long kind of exposures without artifacts showing up. Ther is reasons why the alexas and other cameras does not do long exposures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Björn Benckert View Post
    Its simply dififcult for a Cmos sensor to do that long kind of exposures without artifacts showing up. Ther is reasons why the alexas and other cameras does not do long exposures.
    So how does it differ from still camera sensors that do this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christoffer Glans View Post
    So how does it differ from still camera sensors that do this?
    Most still cameras takes pretty shitty 8 sec exposures.

    And technically with frame sum and average on 360 exposures with DSMC2 you can do any kind of exposure times. But if you sum to much, yes it will look hot pixely and noisy, just as most still cameras if you do very long exposures. Frame average does not give as strong exposure but if the light is enough then it´s often a far better option to get a clean image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christoffer Glans View Post
    So how does it differ from still camera sensors that do this?
    Very long exposures, short answer:
    - Noise Reduction
    - Internal Dark Frame Noise Reduction
    - Modern Mirrorless/DSLR, whole bunch of settings to tend to levels of Noise Reduction for longer exposures

    In terms of general timelapse, I'm certain Komodo will have TL features via the GUI or RED Control. Perhaps one day through the IP control even.

    General Timelapse, Digital Cinema Cameras do a decent job.

    Advanced Timelapse, Dedicated DSLRs or Mirrorless bodies are still a bit more ideal.


    Been a hot minute since I have rolled a TL, but I certainly did a bunch with Dragon, but those were around 3-10 hours mostly. Occasionally extending into night or purely night. Never doing things that required a 1 second exposure, but certainly slower than 1/48th. Always did a dedicated Sensor Calibration when doing that.
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