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  • New RED pics and renders

    The always-active forums over at Reduser.net have coughed up another batch of RED camera setups over the last week or so, so of course we had to share them with you. The silver color is a tryout thing, but the shipped components will likely be black. There’s a lot of discussion and it’s difficult to tell what’s new, but you can see that as promised, the range of configurations… Read More

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a red Xbox 360 on the way

    Rumor smashed! Wait, no, the other one… confirmed. Sorry! Anyhow, Microsoft has inadvertently (?) revealed the existence of the red Xbox 360 that we mentioned the other day. It’s an Elite, and it will be exclusive to EB Games. Well, that’s what’s going to happen in New Zealand; what happens in god old USA, who knows. Read More

  • Vista Ultimate (RED) available Dec 15th


    If you don’t want to buy a new Dell PC to get the Windows Vista Ultimate (RED) edition, you can pre-order the standalone operating system over at Amazon for $219.95.  If you’re a lucky college student like me, you can purchase the OS at a discount price of $64.95 at The Ultimate Steal.  The OS is expected to be released on December 15th but it looks like you can download it… Read More

  • RED revises its announcement, gives RED ONE owners a sweet deal


    The big RED announcement from two weeks ago made quite a rumble, and it was only a few days afterwards that Jim Jannard announced things were changing yet again. Well, the revision has arrived. Jim says they’ve taken over “all aspects of electronic design and sensor fabrication,” apparently allowing them to do some stuff to upgrade the specs on a lot of the sensors. Read More

  • Yet another RED announcement, this time Dec 3

    I know, I’m really taking the bait here, but they followed through big time on the last one. My insider says they’ve had “a little breakthrough” today. My guess: they’re moving the dates up. Jim says: “New announcement on Dec. 3rd. Everything has changed… just as we promised. :-)” Give me a break! Read More

  • 5 seriously overhyped digital cameras


    Although I’m a big fan of the Casio EX-F1 and wrote at length last week on how major the RED announcement was, I can’t disagree with this list. The D90 hasn’t lived up to its hype, the 1D Mk III does have serious problems, the Scarlet is simply not viable as a DSLR, and the EX-F1 is a one-trick pony. This isn’t to say that these cameras are weak — on the… Read More

  • In case you missed it – stereographic RED 3D setup


    Down at the very bottom of RED’s enormous Epic/Scarlet page there is this little item you may have overlooked. We told you they were trademarking “RED 3D” back in October, and sure enough here is the dedicated 3D setup we thought would come to pass. In light of the rest of the announcement, it’s clear it’s essentially just a special baseplate and lateral fasteners… Read More

  • My God, it's full of K's! What the RED announcement means for the industry


    Image credit: Benni Diez at Reduser.net forums For the last couple weeks, Jim Jannard of RED Camera has been teasing everybody on the REDuser forums with vague promises and outrageous claims of revolutionizing the industry. Skepticism would be the natural response, but after the original RED One camera turned the industry on its head in 2007, people learned that the company said what they… Read More

  • The Red EPIC strides from the mists of time

    This, my friends, is a camera. Jim Janard over at Red has begun telling the world about his new modular camera system with its Mysterium-X sensor. There are a few upgrade paths for those who already own a RED ONE, the older generation including upgrading to the new sensor, trade in RED ONE for the price of an EPIC, or receive a sensor upgrade some time in the future. If the RED ONE costs… Read More

  • RED announcement at 9AM Eastern time tomorrow


    There’s a fun and functional countdown over at Red.com that suggests, if I am not mistaken, that the new RED products will be revealed at 9AM tomorrow on the East Coast — 6AM my time, great. Check out our previous teaser posts for the mysterious renders that RED head Jim Jannard has been posting. Read More

  • Another RED tease – ports spied


    Another taste. You may be getting tired of these little peeks, but I think they’re just dandy. Looks like a couple XLR ports (labeled “Push” probably because they’re inset and you can’t reach the release), some video outs and some sort of proprietary connector on the right. I’m wondering whether these pics are from some super-modular system? They… Read More

  • Another piece of the RED puzzle


    What the deuce is it? They’re speculating wildly at the Reduser forum; some think it’s an combination rail/battery/control pack for the Scarlet (it says “Scarlet” around the “eye”), some think it’s not even orientated correctly in the picture and Jannard is playing a joke on them. Others question the material, ports and so on. We won’t know for… Read More

  • Enticing teaser renders of RED's newest creation


    Oh my… I don’t know what it is at all! The big RED announcement is in two weeks and Jannard got a little too excited and posted some mysterious renders. He also says, in the same ebullient tone as last week: I am now comfortable in saying that the most aggressive speculation will not come close to what we will announce Nov. 13th. We fully expect over 1,000,000 hits on… Read More

  • New REDs coming Nov 13th: "No one has any idea how incredible this announcement will be"

    Call it hype or call it confidence, but RED has lived up to the hype and they’ve got a lot to be confident about. Here’s what RED Head Jim Jannard said in a recent Reduser forum post: “We will announce the new Scarlet and Epic programs on Thursday Nov. 13th. I want to say that no one has any idea how incredible this announcement will be. Call this hype… please. I am… Read More

  • RED trademarking "Red 3D" RE lenses, projectors, eyeglasses, etc

    Could this be part of the change that Jannard mentioned when he revealed the Epic and Scarlet were getting rebooted? A ScarletUser forum post by one Joseph says: …within the last 24 hours, Red has registered the trademark “Red 3D” with the description of:
    Cameras, camera lenses, projectors, eyeglasses and software, all for use in the recording and playback of 3D images. A… Read More

  • One guy's experience shooting on RED

    You know, to be honest, I could probably get a less fluffy account of shooting on a RED ONE from my friend Mike, who has been shooting on RED for quite a long time now. But he can’t write, and I’m lazy, so in the meantime we have a pretty solid article here that describes the experience of shooting in 4K, the trouble they had, some of the strengths and limitations, and so on. Since… Read More

  • Scarlet and RED Epic getting total reboot


    What the hell?! I think Jim Jannard took some peyote at Photokina and brought his laptop. He’s posted on the forums saying everything’s going pineapples for Scarlet and RED Epic. We have changed everything about Scarlet because the market has changed and we have discovered a lot of things in the process. We have a new vision.
    Wipe you minds of the past announced Scarlet. Forget… Read More

  • RED announces DSLR-killer: the DSMC

    It doesn’t have a catchy name yet (Crimson?) but RED is now officially taking aim at Canon, Nikon, and everyone else in the DSLR arena. In a forum post, Jim Jannard announced the Digital Still and Motion Camera, saying it is not a replacement for any RED products but a separate product aimed at doing to still camera makers what RED has done to digital cinema tech — which is to… Read More

  • RED looking to crush the DSLR market?

    Looks like it, according to CEO Jimbo. What RED does is a little over my head, but I know they do some crazy RAW compression and shoot in 5K, Epic, or something ridiculous like that. It’s superduberjuber high definition. Check out Jimbo’s little message to the RED forums and let your mind drift into some dream world where this news will make you happy. Down there like it does… Read More

  • Wired finally goes all out on the RED


    I have to say, the Wired I used to love would have covered the RED camera about two years ago when it was all buzz, phantom tech, and prototype sensors, and not now when it is essentially an established cinematic tool limited only by the small amount yet manufactured. At any rate, they’ve written a pretty comprehensive long-format history of the RED from birth to current success… Read More