30 Sep 2018

"Hydrogen will become a cinema system disguised as a smartphone". First close look at the still photo capabilities of the RED phone

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Michael Cioni with RED HYDROGEN phone Michael Cioni with RED HYDROGEN phone Michael Cioni

LA-based image technology guru Michael Cioni has made a film about using the RED HYDROGEN phone for still photography - and looks at the implications for the future of this media-oriented smartphone system. As far as we know, it's the first time we've seen anything as detailed as this. 

 The RED HYDROGEN has been a bit of an enigma since it was first announced. What's been clear all the time, though, is that this is no OEMed smartphone wearing a RED badge: it's about as far from that mundane scenario as you can get. In reality, the RED HYDROGEN is a first product in what is likely to be a range of media-focused smartphone devices, all of which have a high degree of modularity, and hence expandability. 

But even the basic phone has a camera system that is beginning to look like it is way better than even Apple's best efforts. That's even without taking into account the "holographic" talents of the device. 

Here's a video made by Michael that looks at the Hydrogen's built-in camera in detail. 


David Shapton

David is the Editor In Chief of RedShark Publications. He's been a professional columnist and author since 1998, when he started writing for the European Music Technology magazine Sound on Sound. David has worked with professional digital audio and video for the last 25 years.

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