Mark Pederson of OFFHOLLYWOOD has been busy putting his RED Epic # 007 – Bond – to work this week and just posted some Epic footage and R3D stills last night for salivating readers of REDuser.net.
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On the supplemental disc of The Social Network blu-ray, there is a featurette titled “jeff cronenweth and david fincher on the visuals.” In it, Cronenweth takes time to explain the decision behind shooting with the RED and the technical challenges it presented.
RED Digital Cinema’s Jarred Land surprised readers of REDuser.net late Friday night by releasing on the forums a still from the RED Scarlet/Epic-S camera (above) and footage from the long-anticipated RED Epic camera. In a post titled “Meet Felix,” Land unleashed footage of a lion consuming raw meat shot in 5K at 96 frames-per-second on the company’s new flagship digital camera the RED Epic.
RED Digital Cinema CEO Jim Jannard has announced on Reduser.net the company’s intentions to focus mainly on its HDRx technology for the new line of Epic cameras. HDRx is a feature of the new cameras that results in an increase from 13.5 stops to a possible 18 stops of dynamic range and allows a great amount of flexibility in post-production.
As we leave 2010 behind, there’s no doubt that the digital cinematography race is getting tighter with options across the board. Three major players – RED, ARRI, and Canon – are chasing the trophy. But how do they stack up against each other?
As the time nears for those RED Epics to surge into production while prominent filmmakers get their hands dirty with it already, it’s good to look toward the future of RED digital cinema. RED blew out the market with its RED One camera and made established companies like Arri and Sony play catch up with their offerings.
Add director Ridley Scott and cinematographer Dariusz Wolski, ASC to the short list that’s getting longer of filmmakers choosing the RED Epic for their productions.
It’s been traveling all over the forums and major blogs that John Schwartzman, ASC is shooting the new Spiderman movie in 3D with a pair of RED Epic cameras and Ultra Prime lenses.
In this post, I will show an easy way to shuffle a few files around on RED media to force the camera to bring up a formatting prompt allowing the camera assistant to know that the media is OK to format.