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 Post subject: RED Scarlet & Epic
PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:14 pm 
Hello all,
Surely some of you must have seen the "Digital Stills and Motion Camera" system by RED, announced earlier today.
They are essentially modular systems that seems to allow a plethora of different configurations, like a medium format camera. Their previous attempt to make a digital video camera took Hollywood by a storm. With their newly developed sensors and body parts, they claim to offer very serious photographic tools as well.
Without further ado, here is the announcement;
http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?t=21835&page=3

All the tech news sites and blogs are ablaze with excitement and I'm encountering very hasty and uninformed comments about what such a camera might mean for Nikon/Canon etc.
I am curious to know what you guys think about it.
They are obviously just renders at this point but RED has delivered on their promises in the past and they are a very focused and ambitious bunch.

For those of you who don't know who these guys are, here's an excellent article about the company and its founder on Wired; http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/magazine/16-09/ff_redcamera?currentPage=all

All the best from Amsterdam.
Erinc


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:33 pm 
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Hi Erinc,

Yes, I was one of those sad individuals watching the RED web site as the countdown clock reached zero. Nothing happened.

Eventually after much pressing of the Reload button I saw the details of the new camera and sensors and also saw the price :shock: and quickly found something more interesting to go and do. :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:22 pm 
i dont....get it?

why pay that much.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:29 pm 
If I remember the Wired article correctly, even with these systems costing as much as they do, they are still relatively cheap when compared to renting a film camera and then processing that film.
RED's primary objective is to provide a digital camera that can match the quality and versatility of film cameras and they did just that to a certain extent with ONE.
But this time around, I think they are being much more ambitious and presenting a more flexible system.
Being able to take still images is an extra,I think, in the way that being able to take HD video is an extra to 5DmkII.


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35mm, Medium Format and Large Format - all just died

ALL HAIL 261MP!!!

Thats all without mentioning a possible 28K video @ 24fps


I heard them say Canon and Nikon Lenses mount on them too...6K video with a 50mm f/1.0 anyone?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:45 am 
The full specs of Scarlet and Epic from RED:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:28 am 
They have no reflex viewfinder, so they won't replace an SLR for stills. Not to say I don't dream about one in my sleep! In time they might kill video, which could only be a good thing. :shock:
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