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RED’s EPIC Gets Shown Off at NAB

RED’s EPIC Gets Shown Off at NAB

RED knows how to make really, really expensive cameras. But, they can get away with it because those really, really expensive cameras do more than what's probably necessary (even for that price tag). And, even if we know we'd never have a reason to own one of the RED cameras, we can't help but stare at them. Especially pieces of tech like the RED EPIC.

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RED Scarlet 2/3 camera revealed complete with pricing

RED Scarlet 2/3 camera revealed complete with pricing

Indecently high-end camera manufacturer RED have outed more details and some tempting photos of their RED Scarlet cameras, together with a few new or updated accessories.  Pretty much as "entry level" as RED can manage, the Scarlet 2/3 will come in two bundles: the basic camera "brain" at $2,750, which can be used with various adapters to fit RED's own optics or those from Nikon or Canon, and the Scarlet 8X Fixed bundle, which for $4,750 gets you the "brain", a fixed 8x zoom, CF module, 2.8-inch touchscreen, REDmote, a battery and a travel charger.

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RED Scarlet & Epic cameras get spec tweak; new bundle announced

RED Scarlet & Epic cameras get spec tweak; new bundle announced

RED's new Scarlet and Epic modular cameras might not even be on the market yet, but the company has already tweaked pricing, changed specifications and made what could be an even more tempting trade-in offer to owners of their original RED ONE.  According to company president Jim Jannard, RED were "were a bit frustrated" with digital signal processing and REDCODE data rates inside the Scarlet and Epic "brains", so they've brought the development process even more in-house and changed the specs.

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RED Scarlet & EPIC modular HD camera ‘brains’ announced: Awesome

RED Scarlet & EPIC modular HD camera ‘brains’ announced: Awesome

Esoteric camera makers RED have been teasing their loyal user community for some time now, with the promise of new products and slivers of photos.  Scarlet and EPIC are new camera capture and processing brains (we'd say 'bodies' but the RED system is so damn modular) capable of 3K and 5K video, respectively.  They both use RED's Mysterium technology, capable of extremely high-definition captures, and can be configured into different types of camera depending on application, budget and personal preference.  Bolt two together and you can even film in high-definition 3D.

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RED release 3K Scarlet handheld camera render

RED release 3K Scarlet handheld camera render

RED have dropped a render of their upcoming Scarlet camera, a slightly more portable (e.g. handheld rather than tripod-mounted) alternative to their RED ONE behemoth.  Despite being a so-called "pocket professional" model, it still packs a 2/3-inch Mysterium X sensor grabbing massive 3K stills and video clips and storing them, at 1 to 120 FPS, on dual Compact Flash cards.

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