RED EPIC Takes a Ride on a R/C Octocopter

Ever wonder what it would be like to strap a $60k camera to a radio controlled octocopter?  Well, someone dreamed up the idea of putting a RED EPIC on one of these devices and produced the stunning results you see in the above video.

To get a better idea of the potential of this rig, check out the below video shot with the Sony FS100 riding on the OM-copter. [Read more…]


RED Goes Head-to-Head with Canon’s Big Nov. 3 Announcement

RED Scarlet

It’s no secret that Canon is announcing something big on November 3.  That “something” is expected to be some kind of pro-level cinema camera.  Of course, we won’t know for sure until Nov. 3.

However, RED apparently knows enough to go head-to-head with Canon’s announcement.  Jarred Land (aka Fire Chief at RED) posted news yesterday that RED’s Scarlet will ship before the end of the year.  The RED faithful then exploded with follow-up posts seeking more details. [Read more…]

RED Cameras and the Push to a 48fps Standard

The above video does a nice job of summarizing the state of RED and what filmmakers like James Cameron and Peter Jackson are doing with the technology, along with their push toward a cinematic standard frame rate of 48 frames per second.  You also get some nice behind-the-scenes at RED Studios.

[via The Daily]