Red Round-up

Details on Jim Jannard’s Red camera surfaced today. If you don’t know about Red, you’ve probably been off-line for the last few months. It has been — and continues to be — developed as a radical, iconoclastic digital cinema camera. Many people are saying this could be the biggest step forward since the DV revolution in the early 90s. Could it be so?

Possibly. The camera has yet to be manufactured, so until we see footage, let’s keep our socks on. On paper, though, it must be said: Red doesn’t look like “a step up.” It looks ground-breaking — from specs to its physical design.

Some people have suggested that because Jannard & Co. haven’t been in the day-to-day business of camera manufacturing that this won’t work. In fact, the opposite is true. Revolutionary technology usually springs from mavericks and Red is, in essence, a hacker project by a maverick with the DIY spirit. The notable difference, of course, is that Jannard has a ton of resources to put into R&D. Anyway, we’re rooting for its success.

Red resources (as of 4/24):

Red – Official Site

DV Info Red Forum

DVXUser Red Forum

Red Camera Wiki

StudioDaily interview with Jim Jannard

DV.com interview with Ted Schilowitz, head of the Red development team

UPDATE:

Red Camera Company Wikipedia article

Shooting Modes on Red (HD for Indies)

“Red Day 1 Report” from HD for Indies

Images from Red announcement (via DVInfo)

2 Responses to “Red Round-up”

  1. Phil Kahn Says:

    It looks like it wants to destroy the planet.

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