As digital cinema cameras continue to evolve, will pulling focus become an obsolete skill? At what point do the cameras start doing it for you? And if that’s the case, what are you — as a camera assistant — left to do?
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On more than few occasions, I’ve called for a fresh battery from a 2nd assistant camera (AC) only to have them run to the charger, grab a charged battery, place it in my hands, then I give them the dead battery, they bring it back to the charger, and finally come back to set. Seems a little redudant, no?
While the RED Epic stands to improve on its predecessor in both technology and price, there is a cost hidden within the complex circuitry and 5K sensor of the camera. This isn’t the cost of time or quality – it equates to real money – so if you’re stretching your budget thin already, you might want to pay attention.
When the RED Epic starts going into mass production next month, will you be ready? Get a head start and grab a copy of the RED Epic Pocket Guide. You’ll get the most essential information about the RED Epic on one sheet of paper that can fold up and fit in your jean pockets.
It’s easy to let something slip or for changes to be made without you noticing. While not always malicious, these small changes can have a big effect on a quality take and force everyone else to reset and go again. So before you get ready to punch that little button on the side of the camera, do these 7 last-minute checks.
Do you want to use the RED One with ease without feeling overwhelmed? Right now is the perfect time to download a copy of the RED One Pocket Guide to help you use the camera — as of today it’s been updated!
You don’t always get as many batteries as you would like, or possibly even need, but you have to work with what is handed to you. If all goes well, there should never be a delay in shooting because of a lack of battery power.
Some say it’s a life saver, while others call it sophisticated copy and paste. But in cold hard facts, R3D Data manager is a piece of software that allows you to safely transfer R3D files and RED camera footage from a card or drive onto multiple hard drive backups. There’s no doubt that the program works. I’ve used with success and it does what it says it’s able to do, but the big question is: is it worth your $80?
You don’t want to be caught shooting RED with no inclination of how much footage can fit on a drive. So, I’m going to share with you the formula I use to determine how much data is pumping through the camera.
RED has been quietly shipping out RED Epic 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 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.