We’ve posted these warnings before. The cool lasers at concerts will fry your camera’s sensor. Previous warnings have come in the form of Canon 5D Mark II and other HDSLRs getting cooked. This time, however, a RED EPIC (about a $20k camera) got fried at a concert. [Read more…]
In what is probably the wildest thing I have seen thus far at NAB 2013, RED has built a ridiculous clean room for its engineers to perform Dragon camera builds on the show floor – complete with windows for spectators to watch the magic happen.
For a little background, EPIC and SCARLET owners also have the option to upgrade their cameras’ sensors to the 6K Dragon sensor for around $10k. The upgrade program has finally begun with quite the spectacle here at NAB 2013. The EPIC-M Dragon starts at $29k.
Check out the rest of the images below for a closer look at this impressive process. [Read more…]
Round 2 ladies and gentlemen.
Recall a couple months back when RED initiated suit against Sony for patent infringement by Sony’s F65, F55 and F5 cinema cameras. RED wanted to literally have Sony’s cameras pulled from shelves and destroyed.
Now, it’s Sony’s turn.
Here’s some damages you don’t see in your everyday lawsuit… RED is asking a court to have existing Sony cameras destroyed.
RED brought the lawsuit today in federal court against Sony due to the technology inside of Sony’s F65, F55 and F5 cinema cameras – claiming that it infringes on two of RED’s patents. RED is asking the court to force Sony to stop making and selling the cameras and that Sony should surrender all profits derived from the previous sale of the cameras.
Additionally, RED asks the court to force Sony “to deliver up and destroy all infringing cameras.” Ouch. [Read more…]
RED has dropped prices on its EPIC, Scarlet and ONE cameras in what seems to be a response to increasing competition in the video markets – although RED tips the reason as lower production costs and improve efficiency.
Here’s how the new pricing breaks down: [Read more…]
RED has announced the Epic-M Monochrome cinema camera, a black & white camera that runs $42,000 for the body only. [Read more…]
Red Bull Stratos is a mission to make the highest free-fall jump in history. Felix Baumgartner will jump from 120,000-feet (22.7 miles) above the earth and it will be captured from a variety of angles.
To make this happen some of the cameras are modified to deal with the extreme cold and some are encased in nitrogen-filled housings. Among the gear featured in the above BTS video are several RED One cameras, Canon 5D Mark IIs, Canon EF-S 10-22mm lenses (mounted on the RED One’s) and Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lenses (mounted on the 5D2’s).
Canon is finally getting a trip to space in spite of NASA’s long history with Nikon.
The above video shows off some of the real world potential of Thunderbolt. With the combination of a RED Rocket card and a Sonnet PCIe expansion chassis, even a little MacBook Air can chew through 4K RED footage at full resolution.
Following Canon’s announcement of the new EOS C300 cinema camera, RED announced details that the long-awaited Scarlet will be getting a 5K sensor, but will only capture 4K motion up to 25fps. The price is $9750.
To be clear, the Scarlet has the same sensor size and dimensions as the EPIC. The processing power, however, is where the limitations lie at. If you are shooting cinema at 24p though, this is the cheapest and highest resolution you’ll find by a long shot.