I am putting together an article on SCARLET, and this was part of it,
and an oportunity to test how low light conditions are handled by good glass.
a friend lent me his Zeiss ZF set (85, 50, 35) and his C300 as a ref cam.
i keep hearing from clients they want to shoot C300 for its low light capabilities,
and when i suggest the SCARLET, the say its way too noisy and practically unusable.
aside from the fact that i don't believe in shooting without lights,
I think a good 1.4 lens on ISO 800 (and even 320 with some LED help)
produces a beautiful image with acceptable noise. (that's before digital noise removal)
i was happy to try this out.
this is not a scientific test., we had one tripod for 2 cameras, and both of us are primarily post people (and definitely not DP's)
we also didn't try to prove that the SCARLET is better than the C300 in lowlight conditions.
however, its definitely not a bad camera/sensor for lowlight work, especially with the right glass.
and personally, i like it much more image-wise than what i got out of the C300.
shot 25 fps, at 4K, ISO 800, 6:1,
REDCOLOR3 & RED GAMMA 3
lens at F1.4
processed in REDCINE-X to ProRes 4:4:4 1920x1080 at full debayer
no color work done
i dislike what the Vimeo compression did to the file.
I added a youtube version, in 1080 http://youtu.be/tD71BOhgjaI
the C300 movie is in my user on Vimeo.