Eric Escobar on shooting greenscreen with a RED camera:

The camera is impressive. We were actually shooting 4K RAW. Its not video. Its not film. Its not even something in between. Its like a full motion DSLR with a really complicated bunch of post stuff you have to do if you want to see your footage.

I wanted to do the greenscreen test with an EX1, but those are impossible to rent right now. Its easier to get a RED package than a 6500 dollar camcorder.

I don’t know what to make of that. But I think it has to do with how incredibly different the post workflow is for RED. Its a lot like dealing with film that’s been scanned. Folks just aren’t ready for it yet. So read up on it before you embark.

The image quality is stunning, but there really is no way to edit natively with the 4K RAW images. You’re always dealing with downconverted files, which means the whole issue of dealing with proxies in a workflow. Not a terrible thing if you’re used to doing that because high-end workflows have proxies. But if you’re used to your DV tapes, or your 720P QT files from your HVX, you’re going to get lost. This is not a simple workflow of what you see is what you get.

PrepShootPost: RED shoots Green(screen)