RED EPIC Production Ramping up!

More fantastic news from Red Digital Cinema… More than 250 Epic-M’s are now out in the hands of filmmakers around the world! For those of us waiting patiently in line for our EPIC-X, this is utterly fantastic news, and means we are just one step closer to holding the future of digital cinema in our grubby little hands!  If you […]

RED “EPIC” MOVES INTO PRODUCTION!

Have you heard the big news from Red Digital Cinema? EPIC is FINALLY, OFFICIALLY moving into production! An initial list of enabled features gathered from the recent RED announcement includes Mysterium-X 5K at either 120fps (2.40:1) or 96 fps at Full Frame, incredible new REDCODE RAW compression rates (3:1 to 25:1) (when utilizing the RED SSD), […]

IMAGE FOCUS? WITH PLENOPTIC CAMERA, WHO CARES?

We’ve just learned about the latest advances in Plenoptics technology via the brilliant people behind PetaPixel, so before we go any farther, a GIANT THANKS to PetaPixel for all their amazing reporting and perpetually fascinating hard work!  Now.  If you aren’t familiar with this technology, Plenoptic Camera systems are designed around a multi-lens array that […]

MORE HDR & RED HDRx™ CINEMATOGRAPHY NEWS

There’s been a lot of movement on the “HDR in motion” front lately, and we’re seeing a slew of new techniques and processes, all designed to capture moving images with an expanded High Dynamic Range. You can see an interesting HDR experiment from a group known as Soviet Montage here:  http://vimeo.com/14821961 The test utilizes a […]

DOES (camera) SIZE REALLY MATTER?

Big camera or small, shooting a film is all about doing awesome things with what you got.  All across the interverse you’ll find heated discussions between opposing camera camps: Digital Cameras vs. Film Cameras, Varicam vs. Cinealta, RED vs. ALEXA, and just about every HDSLR vs. pretty much everything else.  Each camp comes out swinging, […]

RED HDRx-WORLD’S FIRST DIGITAL NEGATIVE?

This has been a big week for RED News, and we’re pretty damn excited by the latest revelation, RED’s newly announced “HDRx”.  For those not in the know, HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, a term that describes a recording medium’s ability to store the brightest brights, darkest darks, and all the values in between of richly […]