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German effects firm builds DIY flying drone for Red Epic camera

German effects firm builds DIY flying drone for Red Epic camera

I have flown more than one remote controlled flying what not including helicopters and airplanes. The thing they have all had in common was a very short first flight followed by a horrendous crash rendering a chance of a second flight moot. I can only imagine the carnage and repair bill I would wrap up if I had the chance to fly this drone that a German effects firm made for one of those crazy expensive Red Epic cameras.

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RED teases 4K 3D laser projector

RED teases 4K 3D laser projector

RED is best known for its super-high-resolution cameras, capable of making both eyes and wallets weep, but the company has revealed it now has a home 4K projector in the pipeline. Arch teasemeister (and RED CEO) Jim Jannard took to the company's forums to share the glowing first-impressions from Element Technica co-founder Stephen Pizzo experience with RED's new laser projector, subsequently confirming that "this [projector] is on our roadmap."

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RED Scarlet Releases Sample Footage

RED Scarlet Releases Sample Footage

The RED Scarlet is still a prototype even though it was originally announced about two and a half years ago. To dedicated RED fans that is probably no big deal when they are looking forward to a camera with HDRx functionality. After all, this is a camera that can capture video at 3072 x 1620 RAW resolutions. The long awaited sample video released today was at 120 fps, and yes, every frame at that same screen splitting resolution.

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OffHollywood Studio Head Mark Pederson’s RED EPIC Stolen from Chalet

OffHollywood Studio Head Mark Pederson’s RED EPIC Stolen from Chalet

To be an early adopter is one thing, but to be the first person to own something as extravagant as the RED EPIC camera, well that's something completely different. And it obviously puts you on the radar of a lot of people. And some of those people may not have the best of intentions. For OffHollywood studio head Mark Pederson, who was the first person to own a RED EPIC, that lesson came the hard way, when he learned that his French chalet had been broken into, and cash wasn't the only thing taken.

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RED Scarlet adds HDRx video support for extra $1,000

RED Scarlet adds HDRx video support for extra $1,000

Tell most would-be customers that you're adding $1,000 to the price tag of whatever it is they're waiting for, and you'd prompt a revolution; that just goes to show how unusual - and unusually dedicated - high-end camera manufacturer RED's customers are, since they've not only accepted a $1k increase on the upcoming RED Scarlet, but welcomed it.  The extra money is in return for HDRx functionality, something the company has been talking about since mid-September only in relation to the more expensive RED EPIC.

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RED’s Scarlet Camera Still Exists, Gets Shown Off

RED’s Scarlet Camera Still Exists, Gets Shown Off

RED has high-end cameras in the works. That hasn't been a secret for more than a year now. And even if they had been on schedule at one point in time, we know that a bug that plagued not only the RED Scarlet camera, but also their EPIC version, made it so that the cameras were delayed not weeks, but months. There were even some folks out there claiming that the Scarlet camera was merely a pipe dream, and would never see the light of day. But, as soon as that bug got squashed, development picked back up, and now we get the Scarlet on film.

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RED EPIC bug squashed; Scarlet should launch by end of year

RED EPIC bug squashed; Scarlet should launch by end of year

High-end camera manufacturer RED has announced that the "bug" holding up production of their new EPIC and Scarlet cameras has been identified and squashed, though the projects are now several months delayed.  Rather than rush production, however, RED founder Jim Jannard is insisting that the company won't release "a buggy camera with limited features"; instead they will continue with their testing program, adding EPIC-X sensors to RED ONE cameras as part of their Tattoo project, and kicking off EPIC production once the feedback is suitably positive.

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RED admit “bug” in EPIC and Scarlet cameras, plus manufacturing hold-up

RED admit “bug” in EPIC and Scarlet cameras, plus manufacturing hold-up

High-spec camera company RED has admitted that their EPIC and Scarlet models have been significantly delayed by an unspecified bug, that has seen the two cameras held up by at least two months.  According to RED founder Jim Jannard, the company has working examples of EPIC and Scarlet but "aren't going to release anything until the cameras are done and bug free"; the fault itself "is unexpected and it has us baffled."  Meanwhile, RED are being forced to find a new manufacturer after their existing partner has had "significant issues."

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