RED, the company behind the lens of the RED Epic has been quietly shipping out Epic-M models to its first buyers. In turn, Epic footage, stills and R3D files have begun popping up on the REDuser forums from a variety of posters. I wanted to collect all of those recent forum posts and place it here as a chance to see what kind of images we can expect Epic to churn out once it goes into mass production, hopefully later this year.
Have you ever been curious how many hours a RED One camera has logged in the field? Well, me neither, but when I found out it was possible I suddenly became interested. There definitely are some buggy RED cameras that I’ve worked with and wanted to know what they’ve been through over the years to make them so troublesome. Maybe this will help tell part of that tale. Over at the REDuser forums, Jarred Land has revealed a neat trick to get the cameras to cough up their active life in hours.
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 has finally done it after years of anticipation and released the first Epic camera into the wild. Labeled #006 (more on that later) and nicknamed “Elvis,” the man on the receiving end is Mark Pederson of OffHollywood, a New York based production company and rental house. In typical RED fashion, “Fire Chief” and Jim Jannard’s right hand man, Jarred Land, alerted Pederson and members of forum site REDuser with a simple message: “Thanks Mark for being the first person to put up their hand 5 years ago. Fedex just left.”