Category Archives: EPIC Dragon

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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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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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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...
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In the Works: Vaughn Rumored for New ‘Star Wars’ Installment; Ford Interested in Revisiting Han Solo

By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna November 6, 2012 1:21 PM... One of the exciting prospects for veteran Spielberg poducer Kathleen Kennedy as the new president at Disney-owned Lucasfilm is that she is more than capable of developing a strong script and luring gifted filmmakers to the planned "Star Wars" franchise reboot. Even without a script on hand, directors are lining up. Director Matthew Vaughn Full Story...
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RED Slashes Camera Prices After Sony 4K Announcement

Days after Sony announced the F5 and F55 4K cameras, Jim Jannard and the guys over at RED decided to shake the market up a bit more and slash pricing on it's popular cinema cameras. Jim stated that the price drop was due to expanded manufacturing facilities at it's Irvine, CA headquarters. "We have built an incredibly efficient factory in Irvine, California and over time learned how to make EPICs Full Story...
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RED introduces $42K Epic-M Monochrome Cinema Camera

RED CAMERA promised to stop hyping products that weren't ready to ship, and true to its word, just announced the EPIC-M Monochrome, surprising even its rabid user base. Packing an all-new black and white-only Mysterium-X sensor, the new cinema camera follows in the footsteps of the Leica M Monochrom still shooter, right down to a similar moniker. RED claims the dedicated CMOS sensor means no color Full Story...
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RED Claims Dragon Sensor Doubles EPIC/SCARLET Sensitivity

By Joe Marine via NoFilmSchool.com All has been quiet on the RED front concerning the new Dragon sensor since NAB in April. After their kickoff party before the start of the exhibition, they announced the specifications of the updated sensor. One of the criticisms of the MX sensor has been lower dynamic range than some of its peers, like, for example, the Arri Alexa. RED seems to be gunning straight Full Story...