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5th Apr 2017
RED’s new Image Pipeline (IPP2) is a complete rework of the original and will improve almost all aspects of working with RED cameras and post producing the images
When film was the only way to record pictures, cameras were more about ergonomics and engineering than image quality. The "look" of a camera wasn't down to the camera at all: it was almost entirely a function of the lens and film stock. This is perhaps a vast oversimplification, but it is true in essence, especially when viewed in the context of today's digital cameras, where the role of the film is replaced by a sensor and - what, exactly?
Sensors are physical things. They're critical to image capture and the way they accomplish this will bear an imprint on the image for the rest of its life. (Note that when I talk about sensors here, I'm including the analogue to digital conversion process, which can itself have an impact on image quality).
Modern camera sensors have one surprising characteristic: they're monochrome. They can sense brightness but not colour. They count photons, not frequency.
Read the full article at RedShark News