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New "Mini-Mag" media format for RED cameras

Published in Production

You may think that the world doesn't need another expensive storage format when generic storage is getting cheaper and faster all the time - but this new RED format guarantees performance in situations where your footage is almost inevitably going to be worth many times more than your memory

Red announces the Red Switchblade

Published in Technology & Computing

 Red's latest addition is an add-on camera control panel that provides all the basic controls for a camera assistant while also looking the part too. 

RED gets huge GPU workflow boost!

Published in Post & VFX

It has come as a massive surprise to users of RED cameras as it has always been a much requested feature, but the official line has always been that GPU cards were just not very good at handling the debayering and wavelet technology that is involved in working with RED footage. Well this has all suddenly changed, with a new version of REDCINE-X that supports graphics card technology to take the load off the computers CPU

Red Dragon Sensor: "More resolution than 65mm film..."

Published in Production

RedShark contributor Phil Rhodes pointed out something to me the other day that sounds obvious when you hear it: that camera makers never used to make film, and yet - if you can remember that far back - it is the film that determines the quality and feel of the photograph (and the lens, of course), not the camera

Amazing Behind The Scenes footage from NatGeo

Published in Production

7 days of filming, 2 days for still photography, 9 locations, 6 camera units, 7 captains, 5 production support boats, 45 crew members; shooting with Arri Alexa, Red Epic, Phantom Flex, Phantom Miro, Sony F3, Techno Dolly, Cineflex

Which is more important - the DOP or the Camera?

Published in Production

Why would someone specify a camera before they chose the cinematographer? David Read despairs...

Epic killed by laser!

Published in Technology & Computing

Don't take your expensive camera to a laser show!


With REDs Dragon sensor grabbing most of the headlines, there was some very interesting tech launched by RED at NAB that you might have missed. Heres a roundup

Spectacular RED Epic New Zealand Mountain Footage

Published in Production

It doesn't get much better than this. Mountains, helicopters, unspoiled nature and a RED Epic 5K camera

Ridley Scott goes Epic with the RED Dragon

Published in Business

 This looks like it is the first major movie to be shot with a RED Dragon

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