Red November 3rd announcement

Red is making a big announcement on November 3rd. There are no hints but they say its going to be big. Infact if you believe them it will out do Canon’s November 3rd announcement. We will all just have to wait and see and judge for ourselves.
Some of the news will be that you can order a Red “Scarlet” camera from November 3rd 6pm PST time. The Scarlet was a cut down version of the new Epic camera.

The Power of shooting RAW with Red

Here is a video from a Red camera user Mark Toia.

Mark said “We did a shot yesterday that everyone on set said couldn’t be saved. A super hi contrast shot with a 8 stop difference between ends.
The monitor image looked terrible, the quicktime proxies looked just as bad, But all of my previous testing has proven that the shot was not a concern and no lights were needed to fill the scene to lesson the contrast. I was hoping for a cloudy day.

Worried clients, concerned crew… all non believers all said I was mad, that I should light and flood the whole scene with soft light to lesson the contrast…. blah blah blah..
So it was time to convert them to the real world of RED RAW.
Here is the result.

This is a great example of how grade-able the Red’s R3D files are.