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. [click to continue…]
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.
Eric Kessler let Philip Bloom take his new RED EPIC for a spin and also volunteered to be a test subject while members of the Kessler Crane crew threw glasses of water at him. The result a rather entertaining slow motion mashup of Kessler’s abuse.
Over at A Photo Editor, there’s an interesting interview with Vincent Laforet concerning the future of photography. In it he discusses where these photo and video cameras are heading, including how new technology will affect the vision required to capture “the decisive moment.”
Here’s what’s important, if you can shoot 120 frames or 96 frames per second at a high resolution, it removes one of the single most difficult aspects of being a photographer, which is to capture the “decisive moment.”