After the 4K Blackmagic Camera was announced this year and majorly shocked filmmakers looking for low cost high quality tools, along came the 5D mark III RAW functionality in the form of Magic Lanterns recent firmware hacking achievements and provides a valid affordable RAW alternative. ...
US Camera Manufacturer RED has been talking about their new camera sensor named “dragon” for quite a while. In a recent announcement at reduser.net Jarred Land posted this early grab from footage taken with the new sensor. ...
This weekend RED cut down the prices on all their camera bodies. The Scarlet-X’ price has been reduced to $7950 and the Epic now costs almost half. Is this a result of Sony’s massive camera announcement last week?
RED’s Jim Jannard doesn’t seem to call Sony’s announcement the cause for their pricedops. About the F5 and F55 he says: “These two camera announcements are significant. While I do not see them as a threat to EPIC or Scarlet… I do see them as a threat to the conventional and outdated thinking of the industry that tried so hard to cling to “1080P and 2K are good enough”.”
and says that they have lowered their “assembly costs, found better suppliers and fully paid off our NRE.” (…) “Since our costs are now significantly lower we are re-pricing our cameras as of now.”
The timing of RED’s price drops is still an interesting one and raises some questions concerning how well RED is armed against the wave of competitive large sensor cameras that are flooding the market right now.
Here are the exact price changes: ...
It’s important to realize that you have to spend a lot of money on accessories if you want to make your precious RED camera work. A burden many are willing to take for amazing image quality below $20K.
Now would you spend that money on products by a Taiwanese company that has a rather dubious web presence (as seen on the left). Me neither.
Lucky for you they sent us some of their stuff for testing and in conclusion I must say the company with the interesting name AllStar and a strange web address (http://allstar-cine.myweb.hinet.net) sells some good and useful gear.
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The RED Scarlet-X 4K camera isn’t naked anymore
Individuals and companies who took the chance to buy the RED Scarlet-X early could either cover the rear pins on the camera with an accessory like the Redmote (controls camera functions wirelessly) or leave these pins exposed. Many weren’t comfortable with that thought and asked for a rear cover to protect the back of their precious 4K film device from dust and weather.
We’ve just received an early production version of the $20 RED back cap.
It is a simple mold made of plastic and it fits our Scarlet-X nicely.
The cap should cover the more expensive RED Epic camera’s back just as well. It will be available at red.com soon. We’ll let you know when its up....
This is a comparison of image detail between the new Canon 5D mark III, 7D and RED Scarlet-X @4K and @2K
This test turned out pretty interesting: When comparing the image detail of Canon 5D mark III to RED Scarlet-X footage @ 2K mode, the 5D mark III matches and almost outperforms the Scarlet-X. (recorded 2K, scaled down to match HD)...
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