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    I feel for the RedTeam on this issue. Having...

    I feel for the RedTeam on this issue. Having numerical ratios is the obvious choice, except it's not. Why? As an example, I had a producer tell me to "up" the ratio to 10:1 from 8:1 because it would...
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    Note that the data rates being discussed in 2012...

    Note that the data rates being discussed in 2012 (42MB/s) were far lower than the 300MB/s of full spec DSMC2s and the reported 800MB/s of the Raptor. As noted on other threads, wavelets look decent...
  3. Laser based projection tech has been a bumpy ride...

    Laser based projection tech has been a bumpy ride due to sparkling issues. Some people hardly notice it, others can't "unsee" it. Advise you spend a little time with any laser PJ you're considering...
  4. Sticky: Had to be done, the lack of modern security is an...

    Had to be done, the lack of modern security is an invitation to all the wrong people. Thanx for the heads up.

    Cheers - #19
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    Each codec has its "sweet spot". With wavelets,...

    Each codec has its "sweet spot". With wavelets, which are entropy based, one can push beyond that and the primary artifact is general softening of high frequency detail. With an 8k, 6K or even 4K...
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    Good points Brian. I agree that the DCT encoder...

    Good points Brian. I agree that the DCT encoder likely has a lower TDP than a wavelet encoder. Could be wrong, but pretty sure the complexity of wavelet encoding was a key impetus for spinning an...
  7. Sony vs JVC.

    Went through 3 iterations of Sony's "home theater" projectors over the last couple decades. My VPL-VW600ES had a good run, but after 5 years it developed a radical alignment problem that was well...
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    I would posit that 300MB/s of RedCode (JP2K...

    I would posit that 300MB/s of RedCode (JP2K variant) is roughly equal to 800MB/s DCT. Deep dive testing would be required to properly discriminate between them. IAC, I doubt the Raptor has the...
  9. Would it be viable to run a short USB-C ...

    Would it be viable to run a short USB-C <-> Ethernet cable from Komodo Link to a nearby router to generate a stronger signal? I'm thinking of a day where the camera package rides on a dolly with a...
  10. +1. I would assume that by requiring an IP...

    +1. I would assume that by requiring an IP address, or other unique ID from the camera would sort security issues. If not, it would still be useful for productions not worried about someone snatching...
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    Pick your poison

    One practical difference between Monstro and V-Raptor is data rates. The DSMC2 line uses wavelet compression, DSMC3 - unofficially Komodo and Raptor - uses a cosine based codec. Wavelets allow you to...
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    With a lens the size of the CN20, I feel like...

    With a lens the size of the CN20, I feel like you're mounting the camera to the lens - not the lens to the camera. On that note, perhaps a custom plate that supports both camera and lens - with...
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    Different shooters have different needs. For a...

    Different shooters have different needs. For a lot of people, the upcoming XL/Ranger version with swappable mounts is the droid they're looking for. For others, the fixed RF mount will work a treat -...
  14. Would be curious to see the uncompressed imagery...

    Would be curious to see the uncompressed imagery side by side with the web versions. I agree with Phil that modern compression used properly should not significantly reduce sharpness and contrast....
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    Phil makes a good point about proper lens support...

    Phil makes a good point about proper lens support for big glass. Even a robust PL mount has limits.

    Perhaps the key message here is to always properly support longer lenses, whatever the mount....
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    I get your point. That said, I'm not sure...

    I get your point. That said, I'm not sure "forever" can be applied to sophisticated electronic devices of any kind. Moreover, I consider the DSMC2 platform sufficiently evolved that I doubt it will...
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    Perhaps we can get a hi-res JPEG of the Zyla...

    Perhaps we can get a hi-res JPEG of the Zyla posted. As Phil notes, the livestream version was too rough.

    Cheers - #19
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    Check RED.COM Cheers - #19

    Check RED.COM

    Cheers - #19
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    Perhaps both the move away from expanders (for...

    Perhaps both the move away from expanders (for general use cases), numerical compression ratios and adding side buttons is motivated by the same desire to simplify. As a camera operator, I am often...
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    RED can't officially claim ProRes support until...

    RED can't officially claim ProRes support until Apple signs off. Based on Jarred's comments in the live stream, there's every reason to believe that will happen in the next few weeks.

    Cheers - #19
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    My guess is that the ratio nomenclature was...

    My guess is that the ratio nomenclature was confusing for too many users. HQ, MQ and LQ are easily grasped. Perhaps there will eventually be an advanced menu for such granular control.

    Cheers - #19
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    The blowback about upgrade paths being...

    The blowback about upgrade paths being discontinued is understandable. That said, with the new flagship Raptor @$25K and most DSMC2 buyers having 3 or more years to ROI them before Raptor ships in...
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    Not Phil, but I'd expect Monstro and Raptor to...

    Not Phil, but I'd expect Monstro and Raptor to cut together quite well - particularly for 24 FPS narrative work. Shooting scenarios with fast motion, clipped highlights against dark edges and...
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    Isolators are typically effective for 3G SDI, not...

    Isolators are typically effective for 3G SDI, not the 12G SDI needed for UHD/4K signals. In theory you could set the SDI output to HD@3G and use an isolator for protection. The 3G signal should be...
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    Just... stop

    I'm not Jarred or Jim, but it seems like you're saying that the DSMC2 platform is "obsolete" 5 minutes after Komodos and Raptors ship. That's ludicrous. We could argue whether the RedOne became...
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