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Quick RED update (yes, I really do love RED). RED is developing a camera in a smaller form at reportedly a smaller form and less powerful resolutions. They are also apparently developing a 4k projector and display.
Peter Jackson is also behind the RED camera, he shot the footage showing in the NAB booth. The footage is composed of lots of WWI era elements. We know Jackson is a fan of that era, primarily the aviation of the time (he mentions it in King Kong production diaries) however this also gets me curious because Jackson is working on an adaptation of Dambusters, a World War II story. Will Jackson use RED for that film? We have yet to see…
This drive looks neat, unfortunately it is DNxHD so Avid only. DNxHD is going to be hit hard by ProRes though…
As much as I love to promote RED, there are other digital options out there. This camera, the Dalsa Evolution, is among them.
AJA IO/HD is the hardware bit that supports ProRes. FreshDV’s video.
One of my favorite pieces of digital cinema tech is RED, as is hinted by the number of posts I’ve written about this revolutionary, world changing, awesome-packed camera.
Enadget (lucky folks) got a hands on look at the new RED ONE camera at this year’s NAB, and they’ve posted an image gallery. Until this point we’ve only seen non-functioning prototypes and 3d renderings, so this is the first time for seeing the final camera. It appears to be a functioning model as well.
AOL has retired DVGuru, everyone’s favorite filmmaking authority.
DVGuru, the Weblogs, Inc. blog that offered links, tutorials, and the occasional podcast episode, was closed reportedly because it could not reach one million pageviews and was not profitable at the level AOL was hoping to get out of the site. Instead, AOL will be focusing on blogs that appeal to wider audiences, such as Engadget, Autoblog, and Joystiq.
Randall Bennett of DVGuru posted this in his farewell message:
We have the most loyal and interesting readers in the whole world! (*tear*) Honestly, our readers are intelligent and always have an interesting comment to leave. Working at other blogs within Weblogs, Inc., I often dread reading the comments because they’re filled with unintelligent drivel, but thanks to readers and comment writers like you, DV Guru has been an awesome place to be.
The post also includes details on where the other bloggers at DVGuru (Ajit Anthony, Sheila Ward, Mike Burgoyne, Russell Heimlich, Ryan Bilsborrow-Koo, Adam Nielson, and Brian Liloia) will be headed. Several will be moving to other blogs within the Weblogs, Inc. network, many have personal blogs and podcasts (I won’t re-link, check the original post), and there are early rumblings of some exciting new media projects.
It’s sad to see DVGuru go, however these bloggers are definitely on to greater things.
Quick update, the 4k resolution screenshot taken with the Mysterium sensor is online!
“Red” is the name of the next generation camera being developed by Jim Jannard and co. Jim Jannard is the founder of Oakley (the sunglasses people) and a bona fide billionaire. The idea behind Red is to create film quality images without grain (all digital, start to finish, 4520 X 2540), for under $20,000 – and revolutionize the idea behind the camera along the way.
Traditionally, cameras are made, sold, used, then junked. After the process, you start over – make, sell, use, junk. It’s pretty easy to follow. Red is revolutionizing this by turning the camera into a computer. Essentially – the Red camera will be upgradable. It’s designed for extendability too, check out the design of the camera. There are screwholes all over the camera to add in cool extras. Awesomeness.
Via HD For Indies