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First moving images from Digital Bolex

Published in Technology

Progress on the Digital Bolex camera seems slow but is moving in the right direction with the release of the first moving images

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?

A RED Tech installing a DRAGON sensor at NAB: clever theater, yes, but not the big news. Written by RedShark contributor Adam Wilt

Take4D: Visualizing the Impossible

Published in Technology

When Hollywood comes calling and asks you to accomplish a miracle, it’s time to step up. Just ask Richard Widgery and the visualization specialists at Take4D.

RED's NAB showreel and the philosophy of movie cameras

Published in Technology

When your showreel looks as good as this, you really don't have anything to prove. You don't have to convince anyone that your kit is good enough for the movies, because your showreel is the movies

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. 

Early this week we had a story about Matrox's DS1 Thunderbolt docking station. We said that the DS1 would go on the end of a Thunderbolt chain, with other devices in between the DS1 and the computer

RED gets new fans

Published in Production

One big and consistent criticism of the RED Scarlet and EPIC cameras has been the fan noise. Even the die-hard owner operators who love their cameras compare it to a hairdryer when it is in full effect! RedShark contributor Freya reports

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. 

What do these dragon images mean?

Published in Technology

Over the weekend we brought you the first images that were from the new RED Dragon sensor. We thought they looked sensational, and said so, but before everyone (including us) gets carried away, it's worth injecting a note of caution into the frenzy that surrounds this new sensor

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