It’s no secret the RED One was a less than perfect camera.
But what it lacked in perfection, it made up for in pure disruptive power and changed the digital cinema game. Even though it was a quirky and difficult camera to use, top notch directors like Peter Jackson jumped on the RED train to digital town.
And now that RED has had quite a bit of time to mature both as a company and a manufacturer, their follow-up to the RED One, the RED Epic, is supposed to provide a more streamlined experience and user-friendly camera.
Does it deliver? Well, sort of.
But like any RED product, there’s a catch or two waiting to snag you just when the Assistant Director is about to yell “Roll camera!”