This frame grab is from test footage Off Hollywood did with their new MX upgraded RED One's.
(it's a big file so be patient)
Based off what I've seen so far, I'm a little speechless to be honest. Being able to shoot in available light like this has vast implications. And in an affordable camera system.
I was looking at some of my blog posts from this time 2 years ago and I'm just shocked at where we are technology wise after only a few years. About this time in 2008, the HPX170 and HVX200A had recently come out and everyone was stoked about them. RED was just getting its sea legs. I think it was NAB 2007 where they showed the first real footage from the camera, Peter Jackson's short film, Crossing the Line. That's only 3 years ago.
Today in 2010 with RED's Mysterium-X, 1080 video in SLR's, and not to mention all the other incredible new technologies like the Weisscam HS-2, Sony SRW-9000, and modern 3D.. Cameras from a few years ago seem like they're from a bygone era. It's nuts. The DVX100 came out when I was in my last year of film school. Prior to that we had the VX2000 and.. gasp. Film. I bought the DVX100A in 2004 and sold it in 2008 even though I was still shooting on it quite a bit then. Here we are in 2010 and one can only wonder what the next few years is going to look like. I've heard rumblings about a Canon RAW video codec in an external recorder..