November 3 (that’s tomorrow folks) is shaping up to be an epic day for camera news. RED’s Jim Jannard has let loose a bit of a teaser on the RED Scarlet, which will be officially (re?)-unveiled tomorrow. [Read more…]
The latest rumblings on Canon’s big November 3 announcement suggest much of what we’ve heard before. [Read more…]
Ever wonder what it would be like to strap a $60k camera to a radio controlled octocopter? Well, someone dreamed up the idea of putting a RED EPIC on one of these devices and produced the stunning results you see in the above video.
It’s no secret that Canon is announcing something big on November 3. That “something” is expected to be some kind of pro-level cinema camera. Of course, we won’t know for sure until Nov. 3.
However, RED apparently knows enough to go head-to-head with Canon’s announcement. Jarred Land (aka Fire Chief at RED) posted news yesterday that RED’s Scarlet will ship before the end of the year. The RED faithful then exploded with follow-up posts seeking more details. [Read more…]
The above video does a nice job of summarizing the state of RED and what filmmakers like James Cameron and Peter Jackson are doing with the technology, along with their push toward a cinematic standard frame rate of 48 frames per second. You also get some nice behind-the-scenes at RED Studios.
[via The Daily]
Vincent Laforet revealed a yet-to-be-released Canon lens adapter for the RED EPIC on his blog yesterday. As he puts it: [Read more…]
Eric Kessler let Philip Bloom take his new RED EPIC for a spin and also volunteered to be a test subject while members of the Kessler Crane crew threw glasses of water at him. The result a rather entertaining slow motion mashup of Kessler’s abuse.
Check out the full rundown of the operation over at Philip Bloom’s site.
Over at A Photo Editor, there’s an interesting interview with Vincent Laforet concerning the future of photography. In it he discusses where these photo and video cameras are heading, including how new technology will affect the vision required to capture “the decisive moment.”
Here’s what’s important, if you can shoot 120 frames or 96 frames per second at a high resolution, it removes one of the single most difficult aspects of being a photographer, which is to capture the “decisive moment.”
Head on over to A Photo Editor the the complete interview.