Released August, 2007
The Pros:Amazing HD video footage that matches (or betters) 35 mm film. Modular design with many accessories available. Small camera body - 9 lbs.
The Cons:Too expensive for hobbyists and amateurs.
The Red One is a professional-level HD digital camcorder made by Red Digital Cinema that brings 35 mm film quality to a digital format in a small 9 lb. package. It features a very modular design that can be customized with a huge number of high quality Red One accessories.
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At the heart of this camera is a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor measuring 24.4×13.7mm. This sensor goes by the brand name Mysterium and has an equivalent surface area as Super 35mm film, but masked to a 16:9 format. The Mysterium sensor can deliver up to 4520x2540 video (2540p, 4K) at up to 60 fps with 12 bit color depth with a 66 dB dynamic range. The sensor can also be set to run in various modes, like Super 16 that emulates the 16 mm film format at a 2K resolution.
Peter Jackson was commissioned to create a 10 min. short filmed entitled Crossing the Line filmed on alpha versions of the Red One in 2006. The film was screened at NAB 2007 in Las Vegas, NV. Clips of this film and other High-Def examples can be found on the Red One gallery page.
The first Red One units will be shipped to consumer on August 30th, 2007 and can be ordered from the Red Store for $17,500.
User Reviews (4)
Amazing HD video footage that matches (or betters) 35 mm film
Modular design with many accessories available
Small camera body - 9 lbs
Much less expensive that Super 35mm film cameras without the cost of film
Too expensive for hobbyists and amateurs
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