Fresh of a settlement with fellow digital cinema competitor, ARRI over some rather dubious corporate no-no’s including, but not limited to, email hacking and privacy invasion, RED has now pointed their legal arrows at another rival, filing a patent suit against Sony and their F-series line cinema cameras and asking the courts to carry out “the destruction of existing infringing cameras” – namely the F65, F5, and F55.
Building upon their existing three-day REDucation workshops, a program geared toward providing real-world knowledge and experience for the digital visual maker in-training, RED Digital Cinema has decided to expand upon the above-mentioned class and create a more complete, fully-intensive, sixteen-week alternative dubbed “REDucation X.”
Just days after Jim Jannard took to his familiar podium on the REDUSER forums, sending out an open invitation to all 4K capable camera manufacturers to a resolution battle royal at RED Studios in Hollywood on June 4th; the notoriously outspoken RED CEO rescinded his initial plans, stating that “several companies have refused to participate” and the troubles would not warrant the effort.
NAB 2012: RED Announces the Dragon Sensor Upgrade – 6K Resolution & 15+ Stops of Native Dynamic Range Imminent
It’s only fitting that with all the 4K commotion circulating around NAB this year, that RED would find it appeasing to throw the proverbial wrench in the competition’s high resolution hopes, the wrench in this case being the highly-anticipated successor to RED’s MX sensor – the 6K, 15+ stops of native dynamic range capable, Dragon.
Shot in the dead of night in complete and utter darkness, at temperatures below -10 degrees Fahrenheit on a RED Epic, fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton, enlisting the help of Artec pro-snowboarder William Hughes, set out to create a surreal snowboard short, implementing the use of a full L.E.D.-enveloped suit which Hughes wore to re-enact the feel of a “lone character made of light surfing through darkness.”
In an act that surely isn’t for the faint of heart, the $35,000 RED Epic-X received the FCC treatment and officially fell victim to the infamous “tear-down,” meant to ensure it complies with all the “red-tape”… no pun intended.
Usually when we hear the California based digital cinema camera maker, RED in the same breath as competitor ARRI, it usually involves the mountains of overdrawn pixel-peeping debates and various camera comparisons found throughout the inter-webs. Today, however, new details have emerged concerning messy and ongoing behind the scenes corporate espionage allegations between the two camera manufactures.
Sebastian of Cinema5D already provided a fantastic look into into the components needed to realistically start shooting with the RED Scarlet-X, clearing up some of the misconceptions for many individuals unfamiliar with RED digital cinema cameras.
Fresh off his RED Scarlet-X purchase, Sebastian from Cinema5D has been enjoying the new 4K powerhouse for a few weeks and has graced us with part one of his video review, which is actually a welcoming overview of sorts.