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    Thanks, Eric!
    I will try to get some more grabs up online soon. I've been pretty busy with work, I haven't had much time to play around with the lightboxes, apart from using them for work, of course.
    Why not get out there and play around with a macro lens or something strange, and see what results you get?

    I've just bought 3 pavo tubes from Nanlite and wil go into the forest soon and film some nighttime highlights ~ should be fun. I will play around with some colours too. Why not, when you have these little tubes on hand, it can be really fun. They have some serious output, which I was really surprised to discover. I saw some stuff online, but to experience in real life is another thing. I will post up some images / screen shots, maybe a sequence of video to show off my little experiment(s).

    Nomadic filming is always fun ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickWebb View Post
    Agreed.This is what the Scarlet was designed for, afterall: To be used.

    Here are some screen grabs from yesterdays "Light observation and exploration."
    Those are very nice.
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    Here's some stills from a recent MV I've shot in April. Most of them are @3k WS in 50fps, was using RPZ 18-85 T2.9 with a Black Pro-Mist 1/8. Color graded by Kostyantyn Lischyna









    As we can see, the ol' good Scarlet didn't become worse, just the competition is much lighter and easier to use. But with a proper crew it's still a decent camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Lubensky View Post

    As we can see, the ol' good Scarlet didn't become worse, just the competition is much lighter and easier to use. But with a proper crew it's still a decent camera.
    Just another pencil in the hands of a great artist.

    Love your frames Alex :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Lubensky View Post
    Here's some stills from a recent MV I've shot in April. Most of them are @3k WS in 50fps, was using RPZ 18-85 T2.9 with a Black Pro-Mist 1/8. Color graded by Kostyantyn Lischyna









    As we can see, the ol' good Scarlet didn't become worse, just the competition is much lighter and easier to use. But with a proper crew it's still a decent camera.
    Nice grading there! The combination makes the picture! Great job, Alex!
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    Some more stills from a recent job done on Scarlet MX and RPZ 18-85 T2.9

    There's no grading applied, stills are taken right off the footage in Resolve - IPP2>Medium>Soft















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    Alex, those are superb. They don't need any more grading. ;-)
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    Very nice, Alex!
    Goes to show how important lighting, subject and set design is too. The camera and lens picks up all good things in front of it. You could safely say that this MX sensor is on par with the other offerings from RED that are much more the cost.
    Again, it is what you do wit the tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell Simpson View Post
    Hi everyone,

    A few questions, firstly what is the average amount of hours a RED Scarlet MX will give you before "Dying".

    Secondly, I'm reading a lot about Fans "DSMC FAN 2.0 UPGRADE KIT" which should extend the life. These are near impossible to get but what are peoples opinion about this kit or do people prefer the Fanplate https://sites.google.com/a/mecasax.c...ducts/fanplate.

    This RED is in mint condition and mostly been sat in a Petrol bag unused for years. 60 hours to be exact!

    Would love to to discuss and share with you guys some of my work and hopefully you can advise and make me a stronger film maker from knowledge :)
    A period of the camera life is related not to hours, but the environment of use. Usually DSMC1 Reds leave up to a really high hour count, while working on rentals and taking a full beating. There were some amount of cams which had some issues right after the factory, but if the camera is fine after 500 hours - I can bet it will live up to 5000 at least. If it's mint - it will live long, although I would check the interns for fungus or something like that - some climates are rather wet and it can degrade any electronics vastly even in a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Lubensky View Post
    Some more stills from a recent job done on Scarlet MX and RPZ 18-85 T2.9

    There's no grading applied, stills are taken right off the footage in Resolve - IPP2>Medium>Soft















    Beautiful! This should be proof enough that the MX holds up to all the other RED sensors out there. MX is still very much relivant today. Makes me happy I went with my scarlet instead of buying a new Zcam E2-S6 (which I was very close to doing).
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