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    Well, if you're shooting in low light, with limited budget for lighting, you're better off shooting with the DVX than either the HVX OR RED.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaine View Post
    Well, if you're shooting in low light, with limited budget for lighting, you're better off shooting with the DVX than either the HVX OR RED.

    I would say that the D90 could be even better in low light.


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    Quote Originally Posted by yeehaanow View Post
    I would say that the D90 could be even better in low light.
    I'm sure it would. I was just pointing out that even the "lowly" DVX still has its strong points.


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    In regards to this camera thing-

    I used the DVX (with light-swallowing adapter, mind you) for Twilightfest. This time I did the Ultimate and used the still jpegs from the D90. I would say that even though it can't shoot 24p (In Still Mode), the image quality surpasses any digital video camera, including RED -- IMO.

    This was an enlightening experience for me, and looking at DVX footage now, I see the LIGHT. I now notice the lack of detail in the color sampling and resolution. It's shockingly obvious, whereas before, I was oblivious to it.

    You can see the difference easily between the footage in the movie, and the BTS video (shot with the dvx) in the same lighting setup.

    I would certainly recommend this as a great exercise to "train you eyes" to anyone who wants to see what spectacular footage looks like, in order to emulate it as best you can with the video camera. It's also amazing stuff to work with when color correcting. After the fest, I'll upload the HD version so you can see what I mean.

    Hopefully, my next short will be on film, and I'll jump up even another level. Anyone care to donate to the Film Fund?
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    D90 cant' shoot 24p? Huh?

    And surpasses RED in video or still mode? Still mode isn't even a valid debate, RED is not a still oriented camera (although you can pull very awesome stills from it.)

    Can't say that the D90 image quality even gets close to RED. This coming from a D90 owner and ritual RED shooter.
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    I'll be sticking with with my DVX until my abilities are greater than my equipment, so i have a little while ;-)


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    Someone here has a passion for the D90. It certainly cannot be compared to the RED. It is a camera only good for certain things. Zak and Tim utilized it fully in two different ways. In video mode, not great, and in still mode below an acceptable fps for shooting a narrative, not great. Its great for making art films and that can be limiting for other filmmakers.



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    I totally agree. “The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscurl View Post
    I'll be sticking with with my DVX until my abilities are greater than my equipment, so i have a little while ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak Forsman View Post
    I totally agree. “The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.”
    Your on top of the threads, man. I probably should have worded it a bit more carefully. That camera is great for making films, films that are more stylized than what others may want. That's the only way you are going to get mileage out of it. I wanted to see your film made on something that gives a little more sharpness. Others may contest that the D90 gave it a dreamy quality, so be it. Just a personal opinion. It had a beautiful thing going on, but was kind of muddy looking.



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