RED is Building 6K Dragon Cameras Live at NAB in a Custom-Built Clean Room

Red Dragon Upgrade

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.

Red Dragon Upgrade-4

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...]

Sony Sues RED for Patent Infringement by RED ONE, EPIC and Scarlet Cameras

RED v Sony

Round 2 ladies and gentlemen.

Recall a couple months back when RED initiated suit against Sony for patent infringement by Sony’s F65F55 and F5 cinema cameras. RED wanted to literally have Sony’s cameras pulled from shelves and destroyed.

Now, it’s Sony’s turn.

On the eve of NAB 2013, Sony released a statement that it has filed suit against RED for infringing on seven of its patents. [Read more...]

RED Scarlet Gets Sub-$10K Price, Canon EF Lens Mount, 4K Motion

 

RED Scarlet

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.

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