This series will cover things like black-shading calibration, REDVOLT batteries, firmware updates, and using still lenses with the Epic. Not every post will cover a “major” problem, but each will cover an issue that is extremely helpful to be aware of before you even prep the camera.
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The camera is sacred to the camera assistant, but that doesn’t mean it has to be treated like an ancient artifact. If you’re so afraid about damaging the camera that you only touch it to start rolling on a shot, then you’re missing out on some great ways to speed yourself up.
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?
With expensive cinema cameras, there really is no other way to make sure gear is ready to get slogged through an intense production than a camera prep. Not all shoots you work on will give you a prep day, but plenty will — and you have to maximize it.
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.
And though it’s a challenge to pull focus on Zeiss Superspeeds, it’s that dance between myself, the camera and the lens – when everything falls sharp as a tack – that made me fall in love.
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!
Eyepiece chamois are soft round pads that wrap around a viewfinder to provide comfort for the camera operator while also protecting their eyes from germs that can cause infections. To make sure you maximize the benefits, you need to buy the right kind and the right quantity.
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?