Describe it as a perfect storm

HISTORY

Describe it as a perfect storm. A mad scientist, with the passion and resources to make his dreams come true, a team of brilliant specialists that shared his passion and, finally, the moment in history when the technology would be possible. All factors were necessary for the dream to be realized. The genesis of RED stirred in 2005, with the first RED ONE camera being delivered in August of 2007. Jim Jannard, the owner and founder of sportswear and sunglass icon, Oakley, set out to realize his ultimate quest, to build the world’s best cameras. Starting literally out of a warehouse garage, he and a small group of pioneers changed the face of the motion picture industry. Based on the RAW file capture of digital SLRs, the RED team engineered a camera capable of recording RAW, 4K images at up to 30 frames per second. Digital cinema, on a modern scale, was born.

Support technology for RED cameras has long been a critical focus of RED design

RAIL
COMPONENTS

Support technology for RED cameras has long been a critical focus of RED design. From the first generation of mounting and rail components, RED has come a long way in creating ergonomic solutions that enhance the performance of their cameras. Newly designed rigs, quick-rail compliant hardware, shoulder supports and mounting hardware have extended the versatility of RED ONE and EPIC cameras beyond imagination. To order current components for the RED ONE, click the “Buy Now” tab. Future hardware for EPIC will be in the store upon the release of EPIC.

RED provides a variety of power options

POWER

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.

From the very beginning of its revolutionary arrival to market

MEDIA

From the very beginning of its revolutionary arrival to market, RED has championed file based capture and all of the advantages inherent in its technology. RED continues in that vein by offering 2 robust, flash-based recording solutions for EPIC, which will be available when EPIC ships; Compact Flash (CF) card, by virtue of it being an industry standard, and SSD, for its durability and long recording time. These two options are currently available for RED ONE M-X, offering a choice of Compact Flash Side Module, using 16GB CF cards, or the new SSD Side Module, which offers 64GB, 128GB and 256GB REDMAG media solutions.

RED has always taken its monitoring options very seriously

DISPLAYS

RED has always taken its monitoring options very seriously, providing high resolution solutions from Day One. With the abilities that EPIC would provide, thanks to it’s herculean processing power, new displays were designed that would make the user interface a work of art. High resolution, touch screen capable LCD panels have been developed for EPIC that will blow the competition away. For the traditionalists, a new BOMB-EVF™ viewfinder has been designed to outperform the original EVF with a fraction of its weight and size. The beauty of RED’s design philosophy is the ability for these new technologies to be fully compatible with the RED ONE, as well as current and future products.

The solution was obvious; EPIC would be a modular camera

MODULES

Early in the design process for EPIC, it was realized that no one camera could ever be the perfect camera for every user and every situation. EPIC had to be application specific, moldable and flexible enough to be whatever the user’s creative needs required. As important, was the need to make EPIC a camera that could evolve with each technological advance; media would improve and expand, I/O devices would evolve, battery technology would be impacted by safety and environmental changes. The solution was obvious; EPIC would be a modular camera. Choose your I/O solution, your favored media and your power solution with the module that best fits your needs. Although these modules won’t be available until the release of EPIC, the CF Module and 1.8 SSD Module for the RED ONE are available.

RED engineered and manufactured accessories

ACCESSORIES

RED engineered and manufactured accessories. No-compromise solutions for our cameras, designed to outperform and outlast competitive products. Every effort is made to have forward compatibility, so that accessories for RED ONE are equally at home on EPIC and vice versa, with minor exceptions. The accessories listed on this page are primarily aimed at the new EPIC system, specifically the Modules. See what
RED ONE compatible accessories are currently
available by clicking on the “Buy Now” buttons below.

Summer Feelings – by sebastien montaz-rosset

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Summer feelings from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.

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A celebration of the beauty of our french and italian Alps. I filmed and edited what I personnaly like in the mountain culture: sports, life style, art of living, culture and people.

More on my blog: www.sebmontaz.com

I hope you will enjoy watching it as much as i did filming it !

Thanks to www.montagnetv.com for trusting me there.

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Tech spec:

editing: FCP7

lenses: Canon 45 TSE 2.8, 50 1.2, 14 2.8.

cameras: canon 7D & 5Dm2

color grading Magic bullet looks
Music by young talented composer Michael Denny. www.michaeldennymusic.com

Editor, DP, grading: Sebastien Montaz-Rosset.

More on my blog: www.sebmontaz.com

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EPIC is the realization of a dream, the dream to provide the world with a true digital successor to film

EPIC

EPIC is the realization of a dream, the dream to provide the world with a true digital successor to film. Boasting 5K resolution, six times the resolution of HD video, and up to 120 frame per second shooting rates, in a package small enough to be handheld and at a fraction of the cost that anything that it competes with, EPIC is the motion picture camera of the future. The product of years of research and development by the world’s leading engineers, EPIC represents the state-of-the-art in digital acquisition and positions RED as one of the world leaders in sensor design. Built upon the enormous success of the company’s first camera, the RED ONE, EPIC represents the culmination of an effort to produce the world’s best camera, as at home in the still photographer’s world as it is in the motion picture world. Based on the concept of DSMC (Digital Still & Motion Camera) EPIC provides a camera with a 14MP sensor capable of shooting from one frame to 120 frames per second. Blurred forever is the line dividing still and motion.

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EPIC is the realization of a dream, the dream to provide the world with a true digital successor to film. Boasting 5K resolution, six times the resolution of HD video, and up to 120 frame per second shooting rates, in a package small enough to be handheld and at a fraction of the cost that anything that it competes with, EPIC is the motion picture camera of the future. The product of years of research and development by the world’s leading engineers, EPIC represents the state-of-the-art in digital acquisition and positions RED as one of the world leaders in sensor design. Built upon the enormous success of the company’s first camera, the RED ONE, EPIC represents the culmination of an effort to produce the world’s best camera, as at home in the still photographer’s world as it is in the motion picture world. Based on the concept of DSMC (Digital Still & Motion Camera) EPIC provides a camera with a 14MP sensor capable of shooting from one frame to 120 frames per second. Blurred forever is the line dividing still and motion.

In keeping with the company’s mantra of “Obsolescence Obsolete”, EPIC has been designed to accept virtually all of the RED ONE accessories, and takes the philosophy one step further by being designed as a fully modular camera, able to be configured as a small and light “run and gun” camera or as a fully capable cine camera with the addition of application specific modules. Offering a wide choice of media modules, viewing solutions, power options and carrying rigs, EPIC is able to be configured in literally millions of operational modes and is destined to become the swiss army knife of professional digital cameras. Adding to this enormous flexibility, EPIC also offers a choice of interchangeable lens mounts, allowing the user to select PL mount, Canon EF mount, Nikon mount and specialized RED Electronic mount lenses. Never before has the photographer/cinematographer been given so many options in lens choice and configurations.

With EPIC, the possibilities for what the future holds are limitless. Offering 5K resolution, or an image over five thousand pixels across, the processed image is still measured at over 4K, significantly more than 35mm motion picture film. RED’s recent developments in extending dynamic range with HDRx™, a remarkable tool as significant as REDCODE itself, have allowed exposure latitude as great as 18 stops, again, bettering film. This advance forward in digital quality is the cornerstone in the belief that film’s days are numbered and exist as the motivation for providing a rightful digital successor to film. EPIC’s launch at the end of 2010 is just the beginning, as research and development continues in the quest to not only reach film’s quality, but to surpass it. Resolution, dynamic range, faster read-reset sensor times, superior image control and adjustment, streamlined workflow strategies and the immediate gratification that only digital acquisition can provide, conspire together to offer the most sophisticated and capable camera ever manufactured.

As remarkable and revolutionary as the technology in EPIC is, it would all be for nought if there were not a simple and high quality solution for capturing the enormous amount of data that the camera produces. It is no secret that one of the many reasons that competitive manufacturers have not tackled ultra high definition systems is the problem of capturing and storing the voluminous data. RED’s solution is called REDCODE, an extraordinary wavelet based lossless compression algorithm that compresses raw data from the sensor and allows the flood of information to be captured on media as small and convenient as a compact flash card. This revolutionary achievement is a technological breakthrough, as the unprocessed raw information is compressed with no visible loss, offering a variety of compression choices and allowing the user to choose the best compression for the job. REDCODE, alone, stands as one of RED’s most remarkable achievements and provides the core technology to allow EPIC to accept the passing of the baton from film.