RedShark News

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

New "Mini-Mag" media format for RED cameras

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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

Making sense of Sensors - part 2

Published in Technology & Computing

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 Epic & Scarlet firmware update brings new features

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Proving the axiom that not all firmware updates are created equal, RED packs a punch via its ‘Build 4’

Sharks in 5K

Published in Technology & Computing

Footage from RED's 6K Dragon sensor is starting to appear but let's not forget that 5K is actually pretty good!

RED EPIC Monochrome Field Test (with video)

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

DaVinci Resolve 10 is one of the applications that has been optimised to run on the new Mac Pro and now, thanks to Dado Valentic from Mytherapy, we can see just how fast it runs. You may be surprised at some of the results!

The Dragon's a sensational sensor!

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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

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. 

4K cameras: A rundown of what's available now

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In between IBC and NAB, most of the newly-announced 4K cameras are on sale. So before the expected avalanche of 4K announcements and previews at NAB, we thought we'd ask Phil Rhodes to run though what you can buy now

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