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  • RED Shows Off First Working Scarlet

    RED Shows Off First Working Scarlet

    Independent digital cinema company RED has dropped a bombshell in the usual way, by a random post on the REDuser.net forums. This time it is a working Scarlet, a device teased a year and a half ago and given no timeline. It’s been a favorite target for RED naysayers, but the shot at right shows it in essentially its final form, with 8X fixed zoom in place, touchscreen and inputs all in… Read More

  • RED releases modular storage unit with many interfaces

    RED releases modular storage unit with many interfaces

    If you're shooting in 4K (or higher), you chew through a lot of storage. The cheapest way to store stuff is on naked drives bought in bulk, but you can't always trust the $30 eSATA stations you can get on Brando or whatever. RED is putting out their own version, which of course is all black, evil-looking ridged metal. It's also got a unique modular setup and a ton of interfaces. Read More

  • Dr. Dre fights AIDS. At least $5 at a time.

    Dr. Dre fights AIDS. At least $5 at a time.

    New set of headphones coming at you today. Well, not really new, but certainly more globally minded headphones. The Beats line from Dr. Dre is being bolstered with a special RED edition of the Solo HDs. Read More

  • RED Scarlet gets specs and release window

    RED Scarlet gets specs and release window

    The RED Scarlet, if you don't know, is a compact professional camera being released by RED as a more portable alternative to the more full-featured modular system that's been brewing for so long. Key word here is professional! Many are under the impression that this is their consumer offering, but RED is not a consumer-oriented company. The Scarlet may be cheaper and more compact, but it is still… Read More

  • RED updates its lineup, throws a bone to current RED owners

    RED updates its lineup, throws a bone to current RED owners

    A relatively large announcement went live earlier today from RED, which as you’ll remember, made big promises for digital cinema a while ago — with equally big (and vague) timeframes. Today was a minor solidification of those timeframes, but many RED users were expecting solid shipping dates, and those didn’t happen. Instead, a change in strategy was announced, and a few brave… Read More

  • Canon trash-talking RED? Oh no they di'int

    Canon trash-talking RED? Oh no they di'int

    There's an unconfirmed, unsourced rumor going around of a translated informal conversation with someone who may or may not work in a relevant part of Canon. The rumor states that Canon is confident in its own ability to compete with RED and that they're "not afraid." And there isn't reason to be afraid, at least for products like the 7D. RED's promise of a "Digital Still/Motion Camera" is still… Read More

  • Behind the scenes at a RED-powered, heli-mounted music video shoot

    Behind the scenes at a RED-powered, heli-mounted music video shoot

    I recently had the pleasure of helping out on a music video shoot here in the northwest, noteworthy not just because a great video resulted, but because we were shooting with two RED One cameras and a custom RC helicopter for aerial shots. It was interesting being behind the scenes and I thought I’d share a little of the fun. The video itself, for Mt St Helens Vietnam Band’s… Read More

  • Comparing a Red One, 5D mk II and Panasonic GH1: highly illogical

    Comparing a Red One, 5D mk II and Panasonic GH1: highly illogical

    We posted this earlier this morning, but I want to weigh in since this is up my alley. I'm not entirely sure why people continue to compare the Red to consumer cameras. I mean, the price difference alone puts them in different categories, not to mention the format, resolution, and gear suite. Yet constantly I see people making comparisons like this one, and I can't for the life of me figure out… Read More

  • Interview: James Weatherson, Red Inflight Entertainment Engineer on Virgin America

    Interview: James Weatherson, Red Inflight Entertainment Engineer on Virgin America

    A few weeks back I hopped onto my first Virgin America flight with Aircell’s Gogo service on-board. It wasn’t the first time I’ve reviewed Gogo and if you recall I was on the first commercial Gogo flight with American Air. The plan was to interview James Weatherson, Virgin America’s inflight entertainment engineer, while I was up in the air, but there was a scheduling mix up and the… Read More

  • First images from RED's Scarlet

    First images from RED's Scarlet

    The “budget” option from RED’s enormous modular lineup has finally spit out an actual moving image for all of us to see (autoplaying video, let it run through once). The 2/3″ sensor is far smaller than the original RED camera, but it looks like that doesn’t present a problem; the shot above was a 100mm prime at T5.6. Image quality and contrast look great. Now imagine… Read More