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Where's RED in the Oscars?

Published in Production

 

RED cameras are used in so many films. So why aren't they showing up in the Oscar nominations?

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

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.

NAB 2014: Red Dragon - Monochrome in 6K!

Published in Technology

The Red Camera company really likes to be at the forefront of camera resolution and to that end it has now released a monochrome version of its Epic camera with a 6K Dragon sensor.

Making sense of sensors: Part 1 of 2

Published in Technology

Film always used to be the main thing that determined how a photograph looked. Now, it's the sensor. So camera manufacturers have taken on a huge extra responsibility!

Making sense of Sensors - part 2

Published in Technology

As we saw in my previous article on sensor technology, we can now build sensors with enormous numbers attached to them - if not trivially, at least reliably. Given that current 4K sensors are more than adequate to replace 35mm film in terms of sheer resolution, we need to be careful about turning this into a numbers game.

RED, the makers of the beyond-4K cinema cameras, have a vested interest in making you want these higher resolutions. But they do explain it very well

Using just a single RED Epic and a simple 75mm master prime… oh, and an old building crammed with actors, dancers, acrobats, complex lighting, technicians, directors, producers and the film crew, this amazingly complex video was captured at 300 fps in a single shot

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 unleashes the Dragon

Published in Business

As expected Red have announced the release of the new Red Dragon sensor. The Specs are: Epic Dragon 6K. 6144 x 3160 resolution at up to 100fps. Three additional stops of dynamic range over Epic M-X

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