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01-18-2008, 08:20 PM
Amazing piece of equipment. Very expedition worthy in my mind.
Products like this are so incredible to see, brought to market by a passionate entrepreneur (owner of Oakley). Seeing this product is quite inspirational to me, and proof that exceptional ideas and exceptional quality can manifest itself in today's marketplace of "disposable appliances".
Thanks Pasquale, for letting me know about this product.
RED ONE (http://www.red.com/)
I just bought an HV20 to add to the Overland Video stable. Maybe I should have waited for Scarlet
01-18-2008, 08:44 PM
Amazing piece of equipment.
That sums it up best.
Looks very solid.
Looks like the prefered camera of the Navy SEALS. ;)
01-18-2008, 09:12 PM
Can someone break this down? What the heck is it? Please dumb it down for a 2-channel tube amp listening, silver-halide film using, no TV watching, stick shift driving curmudgeon. Seems like it's some sort of camera or is it a personal watercraft or something? Please be gentle, we still haven't embraced air conditioning. We're waiting to see if it catches on or not.
01-18-2008, 09:56 PM
holy crap....body alone is $17,000
that must be one very nice camera
its a $30,000 digital video camera!!!! Very cool but WOW expensive!
01-19-2008, 04:47 AM
I thought it was cheap. Compare it to say a Panavision and you'll get an idea of what a revolutionary product this is.
01-19-2008, 06:14 AM
the price speaks for its capabilities... :26_34_3:
01-19-2008, 02:00 PM
It is half what Overland Video already has invested in equipment. Kind of a bargain in the world of professional HDV actually :)
01-19-2008, 02:32 PM
it is inded the way the HD video production world is heading -- I think the Red uses flash drives (as does the new panavision hd cam) and is very flexable, small, light weight etc... Pretty cool, but new stuff -- I'd wait for the next batch!
01-19-2008, 05:10 PM
I'd wait for the next batch!
Yeah, actually two batches away :)
The first two runs of 1000 are pre-sold :D
I am just really enjoying the entire concept. Certainly a brilliant execution, with innovation, exclusivity, design, performance, quality and a near cult community.
The RED ONE is not perfect. The above reasons are just a few of many. RED Digital is not perfect. We are building a camera company from scratch. It is tough as a EDIT. Not what we expected. But we are awake. Alive. And more dedicated than anyone you have ever met to deliver what you want and need. We are a small team trying to slay the giant. You have the right to be nervous. We are. We are so nervous that none of us can sleep. But you will have to kill us to stop us. If you bring up a problem, we will listen and get on it like a cheap suit. We have. We will. We always will.
We are our competitions worst nightmare. We will keep coming. Charlie Manson doesn't know the meaning of obsessed.
01-19-2008, 05:22 PM
Just watch this footage: Young eagles on a kill (http://red.cachefly.net/video/2KYoungEagle.mov)
01-19-2008, 06:24 PM
I is nothing short of amazing. I've been following the buzz on this development since word came out nearly two years ago. The Red team has brought this camera to market in less than 18 months. The unit is (modular design) totally configurable. Records straight to Hard drives (or CF). This camera will revolutionize how films are made right now. At present, it takes quite a bit of skill and training to develop an on site work flow. The Red Team is on top of revisions and perfecting every part of this unit.
Once you total up all the inventory needed you are well into the 40K mark, then there is the editing suite (another 30-40K.) Considering what it used to involve to make a real (so to speak) "Hollywood" movie this combination is still well under budget.
Apple's Final Cut Studio is ready to work Red One. (http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/action/?movie=red)
The red one user forum (http://www.reduser.net/forum/index.php)
:Astrologist: This will be Desertdude Films next purchase ;)
01-19-2008, 06:36 PM
I needed some I.t. Help with my computer, so I called...the tech I spoke with had me go to the red website while we were working on the problem.
That was awhile ago and this thing is nothing short of amazing...
01-19-2008, 07:24 PM
The more I look the more amazed I am. To think ,your average joe can now afford to work with the same equipment as the likes of Peter Jackson (http://red.cachefly.net/video/crossing1.mov). Awesome!
01-19-2008, 07:40 PM
the Red is really kicking other maufacturers in the pants to compete, so my hat's off to them for making a pretty cool gadget that forces others to be smaller/more flexible while retaining very high quality high def video. I use mainly film, so my hd video experience is limited to only a few months with the panavision/sony f-900 (abortion!) on a show called jericho last year. I'm learning quickly though. I recently got to try Panavision's hd camera, the Genesis with their flash drive. It is really nice, but way more $$$ and bigger/heavier.
the first picture is the Red on a friend's steadicam in NY, it has a prime lens, mattebox, remote focus, xmitter, video downconverter, onboard battery and flash drive (with 8 gig cards) -- I'm guessing this set-up weighed about 25 to 28 lbs (wish I had the actual numbers) with the battery.
the next two are the Panavision camera/flash drive set-up on my steadicam, it was 33 lbs without a battery (but not a true comparison because I had a different lens/more accessories on the camera and I don't know offhand the differences (if any) in image quality).
the last picture is of the afore mentioned "abortion" (which is pretty much the current industry standard) with gyros added to give my lower vertebrae some love (I'm shorter now).
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