RedShark News Staff
Written by RedShark's News Team
While the topic of how you manage an archive can never be as exciting as other jobs in the media industry (like hanging precariously out of a helicopter while shooting a stampeding herd of wildebeest), it’s one of the most important aspects of any production business.
After a week or so of fevered speculation as to what exactly its mysterious new product was going to be, RED dropped the news that it would be launching Hydrogen, a smartphone with an innovative holographic display, at the beginning of next year. Here is all our coverage of Hydrogen to date.
So, after a week of fevered speculation Jim Jannard has finally revealed the nature of RED's mystery project. It is a smartphone, it starts at $1195, and orders are being taken right now. Just calling it a smartphone doesn't quite do it justice, however. RED itself refers to it as "The world's first holographic media machine in your pocket."
Heads Up Displays, or HUDs, are a great way to add a high-tech vibe to film projects. Just take a look at the Iron Man movies where shots of Tony Stark inside his suit are accompanied by slick holographic interfaces. Remember Minority Report from 2002? This film’s floating computer displays were so influential they even inspired real-world innovations! Yes, HUDs are powerful.
Seven years ago it looked like 35mm was a dead format. In the digital era though it still seems to thrive, with Kodak's recent announcement that it has re-opened a lab at the UK's Pinewood Studios - by the looks of it to support the Star Wars franchise - part of an increasing amount of background chatter that's becoming difficult to ignore.
- Saturday 15 Jul 2017 - (20602) Why put a camera on your shoulder?
- Tuesday 18 Jul 2017 - (11442) The real purpose of the RED Hydrogen smartphone
- Saturday 22 Jul 2017 - (11207) Steadicam: The device that changed filmmaking forever
- Thursday 20 Jul 2017 - (9202) Samsung launches HDR LED cinema screen
- Thursday 20 Jul 2017 - (8377) Why the Moon landing was not a hoax filmed in slow motion
- Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 - (142) Using the ARRI Alexa Mini as a stills camera
- Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 - (769) Nikon celebrates 100th birthday by announcing the Nikon D850
- Tuesday 25 Jul 2017 - (3281) Canon’s CN-E 18-80mm: a lot of lens for the money
- Monday 24 Jul 2017 - (1091) Filmmakers love retro lenses... how about retro cameras?
- Monday 24 Jul 2017 - (1940) Sony FS5 update adds ability to change minimum ISO and more