The RED MX and Arri Alexa course 3-4 december at Studio Kronan
Last friday the RED MX and Arri Alexa course started at Studio Kronan in Luleå.
The first day was teoretical and we had a walk trough of the cameras. Menus, input and outputs, dismantle and assemblage of the cameras, pree‐shoot check‐list and setup and so on.
The course were arranged by The Film Arc project toghether with North Star Rental. North Star Rental is a new equipment rental company that is co-owned by Dagsljus, Devil Rentals and Angel Film.
Jesper Holmström and Jari Mutikainen were the course leaders in RED MX and Arri Alexa. Nils-Erik Järvi also showed some new lightning equipment.
On saturday we worked hand-on with the cameras.
We also looked at material compering the RED and Arri camera. And what camera is the best then? There are acctually different views on that from the participants. A bit like PC and Mac, or Kodak and Fuji film. It is a matter of taste.
In the car way home there were a lot of discussions about 4-4-4/4-2-2/4-2-0, long gop, RGB and CMYK, the point of having an alpha channel, the RED raw fomat, that H264 is more compressed then ProRes, the difference of 3CCD and cmos, bit-rate, that DVCProHD is a heavyer format, but lighter to edit than AVCHD, pixel dimensions, on and off-line workflows. RED MX or Arri Alexa? Canon, Pansonic or Sony? DSLR ord videocameras? Uncompressed 10-12 or 16 bit for best grading in color, and the classic "what do you fill the pixels with"?
Any questions on that?