JRE Keeps You Entertained All Weekend

The hot new camera among indie filmmakers is, so I’m told, the RED ONE. Wired has a great profile of the company that makes it – go and have a read.

It records 4k (4096 pixels wide, about four times as sharp as 1080p HDTV) widescreen video at 30fps, or 2k (2048px wide, slightly better than 1080p) at 120fps(!). It has a huge range of accessories.

And it’s mindblowingly cheap. Other 4k cameras can rent – rent! – for $3,000 per day. The RED ONE sells for $17,000 – five-and-a-half days of filming time on the Dalsa Origin linked above.

That sort of money at Sony would get you a PDW510 – which only gives you standard HDTV resolution at 30fps.

And here’s what it can do; this is high-definition video shot at 120fps, or one-fourth normal speed.

They’re releasing a hand-held version early next year, with 3k resolution (3072px wide, twice as sharp as 1080p HDTV) – targeting a price point under $3,000. Go on. You know you want one.

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4 Responses to JRE Keeps You Entertained All Weekend

  1. astephens says:

    Yeah, I am very interested in this whole RED thing. They are working on a dSLR too, right? This footage is quite amazing:
    http://vimeo.com/groups/redusers/videos/1021632

  2. Josh says:

    I heard some vague buzz about them using one of their upcoming sensors in a DSLR. And given that it’d have somewhere north of 25 megapixels, and (quoth the CEO) “stills and video”, all I can say is DO WANT.

  3. Si says:

    Nah its not 120fps, they were just using the Tony Hawk slow time cheat.

  4. GWENN says:

    Red is compressed, Dalsa is not. Panavision and Dalsa cameras make better images. That is the reason Red is so cheap.

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