On the supplemental disc of The Social Network blu-ray, there is a featurette titled “jeff cronenweth and david fincher on the visuals.” In it, Cronenweth takes time to explain the decision behind shooting with the RED and the technical challenges it presented.
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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.
As the time nears for those RED Epics to surge into production while prominent filmmakers get their hands dirty with it already, it’s good to look toward the future of RED digital cinema. RED blew out the market with its RED One camera and made established companies like Arri and Sony play catch up with their offerings.
It’s been traveling all over the forums and major blogs that John Schwartzman, ASC is shooting the new Spiderman movie in 3D with a pair of RED Epic cameras and Ultra Prime lenses.
At REDUSER.net, leader of the RED revolution and CEO Jim Jannard has released some stills that show off the new color science of the now in-production Epic cameras. Jannard flashes these new stills against some from the RED One, comparing colorspaces to give an idea of how much the company has improved the way its more sensitive Mysterium-X handles light.
Adam Wilt of Pro Video Coalition recently paid a visit to the RED company headquarters in Los Angeles where he saw first hand some working RED Epic cameras. He also was able to watch a 4K projection of that recently released HDRx footage. While touring the complex with Jim Jannard, founder of RED, Wilt was able to find out some interesting new details about the upcoming RED Epic digital cinema camera.
Not to be outdone by the Arri Alexa, RED has been prepping an HDRx mode for it’s Mysterium-X equipped EPIC camera that is similar in nature to Alexa’s high dynamic range capture process. The EPIC boasts a full 18 stops of range and two modes that allow the processing to be done in camera or in post-production. But does it look as good as many think Alexa does?
Digital cinema’s favorite color coded company is now taking orders for the Mysterium-X equipped RED One cameras. Mysterium-X sensors were previously only available as an upgrade and in the forthcoming Epic and Scarlet cameras. The sensor’s main draw is it’s ability to be more sensitive to light and handle color better, as Pete Jackson found out. But while the Mysterium-X being up for purchase is good news, it doesn’t come without a price…
Arri has released a new software update/upgrade for the ALEXA – bringing the camera software up a whole digit to 2.0.