It’s been quite a day for all you cinephiles out there. First Canon outed its pair of Cinema EOS cameras, and now RED has finally released the Epic’s baby sister Scarlet. Scarlet packs a similar punch as her older brother, so she takes 5K (5120 x 2700) resolution stills at 12fps, or can shoot your next cinematic masterpiece in 4K (4096 x 2160) at 25fps. The Scarlet also can use all of the Epic’s accessories and comes with a Canon mount so there’s plenty of glass to choose from, too. Best of all, Scarlet can be all yours for the low price of $9,750. That’s right, for the price of a used Honda Civic, you can shoot video that essentially looks as good as those made by pros like Peter Jackson and John Shwartzman(assuming you’ve got their moviemaking skills). We’re about to get our hands on one, so stay tuned for our first impressions.
When she’s all by herself, Scarlet cuts a rather petite figure. She weighs the same as an Epic, but trades her elder brother’s ebony exterior for one that is, according to RED founder Jim Jannard, “battleship gray.” Not the most feminine color, but we must admit we like the two-tone appearance when you start adding on extras like a RED remote or an external view screen. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to shoot any video with Scarlet, but we did get to hold her for a bit and found the build quality to be top notch. The camera has a solid feel, and while we wouldn’t want to lug it around all day by hand, it’s easy enough to maneuver for several minutes at a time. We’re hoping we can do some serious shooting with Scarlet with sometime soon for a fuller impression — RED aims to start shipping them on December first — but given her low price point and copious cinematic capabilities, we imagine her dance card will be filled for quite some time.
We produced this for the Spine Health Foundation highlighting the needs of the uninsured and underinsured with chronic pain due to spine injury. Produced and directed by Frank Weeks this production follows early recipients of the foundation started by Carol Conduff.
A few months after the presentation was premiered The Spine Health Foundation was selected as one of the Top 5 Finalist in the “Best New Charity” category by a national philanthropy organization. We are working on an update for their annual fundraiser this spring.
The camera that started a revolution in digital cinema. From its humble beginnings, rising from a smoke cloud of intrigue, labeled a scam and claimed to be impossible technology, the RED ONE has materialized as one of the most significant American inventions of the 21st Century. With over 5 times the resolution of an HD video camera, the RED ONE has earned its rightful place as the successor to 35mm film acquisition. The RED ONE has been responsible for creating thousands of films, from independent to Hollywood blockbuster, as well as a growing impact on the capture of episodic television. In the short span of three years, RED has come to dominate the music video and television commercial landscape, as well. Wherever 35mm film once tread, the RED ONE has emerged, bringing with it the advantages of lower cost, lighter weight, same hour dailies, brilliant workflow and grainless, organic images
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RED provides a variety of power options for the RED ONE in the form of RED BRICK® batteries, mountable on-camera or worn on a belt clip, as well as AC power solutions. For EPIC, RED has provided a new option of small REDVOLT™ batteries (convenient for air travel), in addition to RED BRICK® compatibility. These smaller batteries can be used in the RED Handle Grip or in the rear mounted Battery Modules and will be available with the release of EPIC.