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Jannard steps down, row ensues

Published in Business

Jim Jannard, erstwhile Red Leader and billionaire founder of the RED digital camera company, has stepped down from his public duties with RED with immediate effect, citing personal attacks on his integrity. And an almighty row has ensued.

RED gets huge GPU workflow boost!

Published in Post

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

Filtering Your Look

Published in Production

A show’s look is a powerful storytelling cue that helps orient an audience to a story’s intended genre and tone. In general, comedies look sharper, bluer, and more immediate. Dramas look more diffused, warmer, and past tense. It is the cinematographer’s responsibility to create a look that is consistent with the program’s genre from the very first frame. In this article Barry Braveman looks at how this can be achieved. 

Red announces the Red Switchblade

Published in Technology

 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 draws battle-lines for 4K film distribution

Published in Distribution

A day is a long time in digital video technology. And what we now know is that the battle-lines have been drawn for the fight over 4K delivery. Is this simply a squabble between obscure and proprietary systems, or the end-game in the democratisation of cinema that started with the RED One, and blossomed into the plethora of affordable cameras that start with DSLRs and go all the way up to the new Sony F55?

Preparing to shoot RAW

Published in Post

Peter J. Haas outlines how to go about planning a shoot that utilizes RAW image capture, including a file size comparison between DSLR formats and CinemaDNG , a discussion of shooting ratios and how this translates into storage requirements for a secure post-production environment

The Dragon's a sensational sensor!

Published in Production

More glimpses of the power of the dragon are coming to light, and it’s coming as a bit of a shock, it would appear that this dragon really does breathe fire

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

Panasonic to go all 4K...in 2014

Published in Technology

The camera maker is taking the long way around the bend, promising 4K revamps of its products by the close of 2014. By then, will anyone care?

RED EPIC Monochrome Field Test (with video)

Published in Production

Following up his "first impressions" article, Phil Rhodes reports on his actual use of this most unusual of cameras

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