The RED Helium 8K (approx. APS-H size sensor) just leapt to the top of the DXOMark charts with a score of 108.
Picture – Bill Bennett, ASC (Twitter) Comment on the forum Well, it looks like the Arri Alexa 65 has some competition. Panavision have revealed a RED-Weapon-like cinema camera which shoots 8K from a full frame 41 x 21 sensor in encrypted r3d RAW format.
Of the Oscar nominated films this year I’ve rounded up the best picture and cinematography nominees and dived into the technical department.
Red have announced their latest sensor. It’s a full frame (Vista Vision) 40mm x 20mm CMOS capable of 8K (8192 x 4320). At that resolution the maximum frame rate is still an impressive 75FPS. This is the current state of the art.
The future is here but it seems nobody checked to see if it looked any good. Shot with a 3D Red EPIC rig at 48fps, Peter Jackson’s return to the world of JRR Tolkien has been ‘stripped of the magic of cinema’ according to many who saw the advance press screenings by Warner Brothers.
Photo by Illya Friedman – Hot Rod Cameras Pre-order the £1925 / $3000 Blackmagic Cinema Camera here Click ‘How to Buy’ and follow link to your preferred dealer See Blackmagic’s summary of their new Cinema Camera at DPReview From the archives: Read EOSHD’s explanation of Disruptive Technology The Blackmagic Cinema Camera is to the digital cinema market what the iPhone was to Nokia and Motorola. Here I explain why it is so significant for everyone with an interest in moving images – filmmaker or consumer.
Now I love this kind of enterprising spirit. A passion for filmmaking, a passion for technology and a “let’s build a rocket” mentality. The Digital Bolex project which seeks to build a digital cinema camera for indie filmmakers has now succeeded in passing their $100,000 target in just 24hrs – helped by taking pre-orders for the camera at $2500 each. In fact it is set to break $200,000 in just 48hrs. A runaway success… Will the customers get what they paid for? There are many ways to look at the Digital Bolex. Here are my 10 perspectives…
Right now, 35mm film stock producers Fujifilm are missing a huge opportunity to shape cinema’s future Band of pirates though they are, RED are a profitable company and right now their only competition comes from some unlikely sources – Arri’s Alexa and Canon’s consumer DSLRs.
1. Economies of scale 40 million Canon SLR format cameras have been sold since 1987 and half of those after 2003. In 2010 digital photography is a huge market, much larger than niche Red found in the comparatively small indie filmmaking and professional production markets.