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Seeing Red

Published in Business

There's always a moment when the harsh nature of reality is crystallised; when however hard you try, you can't pretend any more that things are OK.  For most people, this type of thing happens when they get their first credit card bill after Christmas. For Red, one imagines, their corporate hearts stopped for a moment last Tuesday, 30th October, when Sony revealed the scale of their new camera ecosystem.


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

Epic killed by laser!

Published in Technology & Computing

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

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

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

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...

Sale of the Century? Red slashes prices across the board

Published in Business

The battle for cheaper 4K+ acquisition is heating up. Just a few days ago, Sony announced the F5 and the F55, and a constellation of accessories that comprise their new 4K ecosystem. Not to be outdone, RED, perhaps in a ploy to steal some of Sony’s thunder, made its own announcement, via CEO Jim Jannard’s post on the REDuser forum:

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

RED comes clean

Published in Business

Red comes clean, saying "yes, we are late on almost everything, but it's worth it because what we do is great and changes everything for the better". (Our paraphrase - exact text follows)

RedShark Technical Editor Phil Rhodes profiles Monocle, a new utility from ClipToolz that converts raw color into a black-and-white result that approaches a 'true' monochromatic image.

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