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Jamie Nelson
Is this soft or normal?
on Mar 6, 2014 at 4:19:37 pm

This is my first time handling red footage and was expecting to be blown away by an amazing image quality. I know it is shot flat to allow for grading in post but this image seems noisy and lacks any definition. Is this kind of quality considered normal or have I been given poorly shoot footage?
This is a still rendered from an R3D file imported into after effects at 100% quality….

Thanks for any help..



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David Battistella
Re: Is this soft or normal?
on Mar 6, 2014 at 10:37:44 pm

Hi,

That looks like a redlogfilm gamma setting on a 3k file. The focus might be a bit soft. Do you know the compression settings? Is this a slo motion clip where higher compression would have been used? Can you tell the shutter angle from the metadata?

Does the file look soft when graded?

To me it looks like a redlogfilm file where the focus is a hair out or possibly that is a motion blur frame.

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Jimmy Gilmore
Re: Is this soft or normal?
on Mar 12, 2014 at 3:10:18 pm

I'd say the focus seems a little soft and probably a little underexposed in camera and then cranked up in post or maybe shot at a higher iso than ideal. Seems like a little noise in the jacket. You should be able to pull a shot into RedCineX and bump the contrast and get a crips image minus any motion blur. You maybe able to fix these shots in RedCineX to a certain extent.

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