Here is a video from a Red camera user Mark Toia.
Mark said “We did a shot yesterday that everyone on set said couldn’t be saved. A super hi contrast shot with a 8 stop difference between ends.
The monitor image looked terrible, the quicktime proxies looked just as bad, But all of my previous testing has proven that the shot was not a concern and no lights were needed to fill the scene to lesson the contrast. I was hoping for a cloudy day.
Worried clients, concerned crew… all non believers all said I was mad, that I should light and flood the whole scene with soft light to lesson the contrast…. blah blah blah..
So it was time to convert them to the real world of RED RAW.
Here is the result.
This is a great example of how grade-able the Red’s R3D files are.