Category Archives: RED

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RED EPIC Dragon Footage Released

If you haven't been sleeping under a rock during the past year, you've probably heard quite a bit about the new EPIC Dragon offering from RED DIGITAL CINEMA. At first glance, it is a big brother to the original RED EPIC, adding 3 stops of dynamic range, clean ISO 2000 and increased stability over previous EPIC MX builds. Originally planned for release in late 2012, delays in sensor development pushed Full Story...
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RED NAB 2013 ANNOUNCEMENTS

2013 is officially the year of the Dragon (Sensor). RED Digital Cinema announced their NAB 2013 offerings, and as expected, the time to upgrade to the Dragon Sensor is now! Via Jarrad Land at REDuser- "We will begin upgrading Epic-X and Epic-M cameras tomorrow in our booth. Come view the actual process. Seriously." Don't bring your cameras to the RED booth however, as it turns out, they've already Full Story...
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NAB 2013 Preview

In just a few short weeks, NAB 2013 will kick off in Las Vegas, NV. It's a week of full of new technology, conferences, and announcements from leading manufacturers like RED, Sony, and Canon. For those that haven't attended in past years, the NAB show is THE place to be to get your hands on the newest cameras, lenses, and accessories first. Camera nerds and fanboys alike will gather in droves to support Full Story...
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RED Digital Cinema Sues SONY Over F5, F55 and F65 Cameras

First, a little background. The RED ONE camera was the first 4K camera on the block in 2006, then came EPIC (5K capable) and Scarlet-X. In late 2012, Sony Electronics announced their own 4K cameras, the F5 and F55. Soon after, RED cut prices that shaved almost 40% off the retail value of their most popular cinema cameras. After that, things calmed down and all seemed right in the world of ultra high Full Story...
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Fujinon Premier 18-85mm T2 On RED EPIC

With a list price of just over $87,000.00 US (B&H Photo Video), the Fujinon 18-85mm T2.0 might be priced out of range for many shooters and their budgets. The Fuji 18-85mm comes from Fujinon's Premier PL family of zoom lenses, which share a 136mm front barrel diameter, a 280° focus barrel rotation, gear placement, and comparable size and weight. For those that like to shoot wide open, the 18-85mm Full Story...
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OCT-19 Spherical LOMO Prime Lens Set

By Collis Huntington...HD Planet Cameras acquires set of OCT-19 mounted spherical LOMO primes and OCT-19 Mount for the RED Epic. After putting some elbow grease (and white lithium grease) into these bad boys the focus is running extremely smooth. With the 50mm and 75mm at a T2.2, they are running fast too. The 150mm is a T3.2. With two more wider lenses being worked on by our lens technician Felix Full Story...
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Escaping the Overlook

by B. Kite....... "I've never been able to decide whether the plot is just a way of keeping people's attention while you do everything else, or whether the plot is really more important than anything else, perhaps communicating with us on an unconscious level which affects us in the way that myths once did." —Stanley Kubrick to Michel Ciment In the years since Stanley Kubrick’s death, his Full Story...
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Tom Jordan of HD Planet Cameras: First AC for Love 2 Recycle

For those of you who have an old cell phone shamelessly tucked away in some forgotten junk drawer, the good people at Love 2 Recycle have the perfect solution... I don't know about you, but I'd much rather collect Euro's than watch my old mobile collect dust. Love 2 Recycle from RETARDED on Vimeo. Director: Julien Rocher Director of Photography: Tom Banks First AC: Tom Jordan Full Story...
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HD Planet Cameras Buys Arri Alexa

HD Planet is a proud new owner of an Arri Alexa EV. "The Oringinal" as Arri puts it. The first camera on the scene remains at the center of the family; it is the keystone of a modular and upgradeable system that offers not just an image capture solution, but an entire image pipeline. By combining proprietary ARRI technology with ubiquitous, best-of-class tools from industry-leading partners, ALEXA Full Story...
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Filmmaking Tips From Director Steven Soderbergh

By: Joe Marine, Via NoFilmSchool.com You may have heard his name before, and you may even have seen some of his films, but Academy Awarding winning director Steven Soderbergh is the real deal, and an auteur in his own way. He’s one of the few directors working at the highest level who also shoots and edits his own films, and he’s a huge supporter of RED, having shot every single film on their Full Story...