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Jon kay
using red one for a digital feature question
on Jul 9, 2011 at 12:22:24 am

I am hoping to use the red one camera to shoot (spherical not anamorphic lenses) a digital feature that will end up being projected at an aspect ratio of 2.39 (or 2.35 as it is commonly named) and flat and 2k (basically the digital equivalent of shooting super 35 3perf cropped down to 2.39.)

Is this going to be a lot harder or just the same as going for the more common 1.85 flat? Or will going for the flat 2.39 cause headaches in shooting (film gate), post (re-cropping), and for the DMI (digital intermediate squeeze for the projector copy?

I have noticed that many of the lower budget features (winter's bone) stuck with 1.85, whereas the most expensive features go with 2.39 (aka 2.35). I am wondering if this is a cost reason or if it is just aesthetic. Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated!


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Uli Plank
Re: using red one for a digital feature question
on Jul 9, 2011 at 8:43:11 am

It's both equally easy with the RED. You can activate guides for any major format on the screen and you can crop to your heart's delight in RCX. The only format that is imposing some limitations (for slo-mo) is genuine 16:9.

Director of the Institute of Media Research (IMF) at Braunschweig University of Arts


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Russell Lasson
Re: using red one for a digital feature question
on Jul 11, 2011 at 3:25:23 pm

[Jon kay] "Is this going to be a lot harder or just the same as going for the more common 1.85 flat? Or will going for the flat 2.39 cause headaches in shooting (film gate), post (re-cropping), and for the DMI (digital intermediate squeeze for the projector copy?"

For digital cinema delivery to theaters (using DCPs), flat is 1998x1080 and scope is 2048x858. With the REDONE, just set up your guides to show those aspect ratios and frame accordingly. Then just post at the resolution you choose.

Russ

Russell Lasson
Colorist/Digital Cinema Specialist
Color Mill
Salt Lake City, UT
http://www.colormill.net


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