Do you have any comment on shutter speed
If you shoot to freeze action - 250 + then the footage is strobby
If you shoot for smooth footage the stills are blurred
So in this example it would seem that the Red was being used as a motor driven camera - nothing wrong in that of course - just I think a D3 on crop would outperform it (13FPS?)
IS there software for smooting sharp (say 250th) frames into fluid 'motion'
Whether any of those sessions were shot motion and still at the same time, still then motion, or motion then still then motion, or if a D3 would have 30% more image quality, a p31 35% more image quality or just shooting with an Arriflex and an 8x10 would make a difference is somewhat irrelevant to what is happening today.
Today it's about costs, more media exposure and to some extent what is the flavor of the month.
When name photographers start shooting with the RED some of it may be the flavor of the month, it might be hype, it might be useful, but all any of this means is somebody got paid to shoot and either they or the client decided to shoot what is primarily a still session with a motion camera.
With all due respect this is a photographer's forum so the conversation usually spins towards image quality, smooth or choppy motion, which camera might be better and though that makes for useful conversation, in the end this is still a photographer's forum and I doubt if 4% of the people that read this will ever commission someone to shoot a commercial or editorial project.
When it comes down to the RED, or a 5d2, D3 whatever, if your a commercial photographer the real decision is made by what the client requests or even demands and it's obvious that more and more some clients are requesting motion as well as still imagery.
Now even if your clients never ask for a motion image, never see you in that role, I doubt seriously if most professional photographers, (and by professional I mean people that dervive 100% of their family's income off of photography) would be quite happy to have the last 4 years of work in still and motion.
This is a funny business, fads come and go, what is absurd today, can be commonplace in two years.
It's also an industry that can seem to be very set in it's ways until something is deemed natural or normal, then the dam breaks and everyone is doing it.
Right now motion and still production is in it's infancy of being accepted, but everyday there are more examples, which means everyday somebody that writes the check goes from the mindset of "why" to the dictate of "we must".
Every time I think I really understand this business, things change, but there is one thing I am certain of. You either move forward or you get passed by. I've never seen anyone hold their position and last long term.
Now to answer your question about 1/250th of a second yes you can smooth it though it does effect the quality of the motion, yes you can find some freeze frames at 1/30th of a second but best case scenario is to shoot the session twice and not just for technical but also asthetic reasons.
Maybe the day wil come where everything is shot at 1/500th of a second, every frame is 6k across and large enough for any application, print or motion, but don't let the facts get in the way of perception, because perception rules.