The below video from the ACS Technical Committee and FXPHD looks at RED’s Carbon Fiber Weapon and its improvements over RED’s Epic Dragon. The ARRI Alexa is also used as a benchmark for its unparalleled dynamic range.
“We found that the Dragon sensor in the Weapon is a good half stop quieter in the shadows compared to the Epic Dragon. There is also a small improvement in the highlights as well. This puts the Weapon in the top performance bracket for dynamic range, only about a stop short of the Alexa’s world leading dynamic range – which remains an impressive achievement,” writes ACS’s Tom Gleeson.