Chapter 7. Exploring Shooting Formats

Now that you’re up to speed on the equipment and using the camera, let’s take a closer look at the camera’s different formats so you can best understand when to use which format and why. In this chapter, we’ll go over recording-quality settings and the different resolutions available for shooting. You’ll learn when to use specific aspect ratios. Then, you’ll learn about some special in-camera effects you can do, such as slow motion and time-lapse.

Recording Quality

The RED has two recording quality settings: REDCODE 28 and REDCODE 36. REDCODE 28 records at 28 MB/second, and REDCODE 36 records at 36 MB/second. I recommend recording in REDCODE 36 for the maximum possible image quality, though it can be hard to ...

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