20. June 2008

Unpacking the Red One

A Red One with accessoires - stuffed into three large shipping boxes

In case you always wondered how a 35’000 dollar camera is shipped, here’s an interesting article by Mike Curtis. Mike has recently bought a Red One and documented the unpacking process a little. :)

What he is unwrapping there is the Red One number 417 with a bunch of accessoiries. Worth about 35k$. He believes that one could manage with less accessoiries and get away with just 25-30k$.

The central message of the article: This is a whole lot of stuff in a whole lot of packaging. Better schedule a lot of time for the process. :)

» Red One Unboxing – Part 1

The report has over five pages and doesn’t even reach a completely assembled Red One. :) I’m curious for the sequel…

(via EXTReeeME.Org)

(This article is also available in German)

Topics: camerafilmpackagingRedshipping

24. May 2008

Experiences Shooting with a "Red One"

A new camera is causing quite a stir in the market for digital cinema cameras. The Red One is a digital video camera with a 4k resolution (~12 megapixels) and a 35mm sensor. These specs are good enough for use in cinematography. It gets much attention because it is impudently cheap for a movie camera. You can get a Red One for about 20’000 Euros – a fraction of the cost of other cameras in this class.

The Red One is quite new, so it is yet hard to say how well it’ll work in practice.  The creators of the indie movie 3 Days Gone wrote an interesting report of first experiences with the camera and it’s digital workflow:

» Red Digital Workflow in Progress on Indie Films

Director, DOP and cutter report some trouble, but are overall enthralled by the Red One. Supposedly, many problems which they faced have now been solved through updated revisions of the Red One and its software.

Well, for now I can only dream of using such a camera on my video projects, but it is still interesting to read about it. :)

(via Extreeeme.Org)

Update

Another report, a little older as it seems:

» First Look: Red One

(This article is also available in German)

Topics: camerafilmRedvideo

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