Posts Tagged ‘ epic

Scarlet Full Frame 5k Enabled

This story is currently developing, but it appears that the newest firmware (v3.3.3) allow the Scarlet to shoot with full frame lookaround. This means the full 5K sensor is being utilized. This means that your crop factor is now 1.3, just like the EPIC. The original post from the Reduser.net thread:

SDI out feeds full sensor FOV when look around is enabled.

Samurai is now recording full sensor FOV to 1080p ProRes…not as good as 5k of course, but it definitely makes the Atomos even more useful…..stwooooooooops!

My TV clients are going to love this.

-Dane

 

Long story short, the ability to use the full sensor at 24fps is limited to HDMI/SDI output. This means you can only record 4:2:2 at 1080p, but it’s 1080p full-debayer downsampled from 5k!! This means you can attach an Atomos Samurai to the camera, and you’re ready to rock and roll, with more manageable file sizes. Seems pretty tempting especially if you’re shooting for web delivery.

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RED sues Wooden Camera for copyright infringement

Wooden Camera is being sued by RED

 

 

Well, it looks like we have a stand-off. It’s no secret that third party camera accessories tend to be cheaper than the manufacturer versions, but this is the first time I’ve seen a manufacturer go after a third party vendor. RED appears to be suing Wooden Camera for copyright infringement.

Wooden Camera became a go-to resource for third party accessories for the Scarlet and Epic cameras, making it easy to use 3rd party batteries for those who found the sidehandle and redvolts underwhelming.

Today, it appears that the lawsuit is over the design of the V-Mount, Tactical Ribcage, the Universal Mounts (both the 15mm and 19mm) and the Swat Rail.

Here’s the full press release via Cinescopophilia:
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REDCINE-X Pro Release

REDCINE Beta Release

The new beta release

If any of you were in the same boat as me when it came to using REDCINE, you were in for a world of hurt. Mainly, due to stability issues, the software would auto select and hold different sliders at random, and crash. It seems these problems have been fixed in the latest beta release, and I couldn’t be happier. From their change log:

REDCINE-X Professional Build 12 Beta

CHANGES SINCE LAST BETA RELEASE (BUILD 11)

  • Added: Support for slugs when importing FCP7 XML files.
  • Fixed: Issue where clips in bins would sometimes not appear.
  • Fixed: Issue where REDCINE-X PRO would crash on Mac OS X 10.5.×.
  • Fixed: Issue where incorrect FCP7 XML files would be generated if
    handles were enabled.
  • Fixed: FCP-X XML import issues.
  • Fixed: Issue with “Clip” output resolution not working in all cases.
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous stability issues.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, grab it here.

RED Studios Hollywood Open House – Wednesday February 29th

RED Studios in Hollywood

Those of you who live here in Los Angeles should make note of the ‘RED Open House’ this coming Wednesday night. They’re planning various screenings on their proprietary 4K Red Ray home theater setup, as well as other goodies. From the press release:

RED OPEN HOUSE is a rare and not to be missed event hosted by RED Digital Cinema at RED Studios Hollywood .The night will be filled with opportunities for attendees to view new RED centric products, learn RED best practices, hear latest buzz in filmmaking and hang out with other industry professionals. Special presentations to the community will be made by insiders at RED, as well as a screening of new trailers and footage in 4K and 3D.

Wednesday February 29th, 5-10pm
RED Studios Hollywood
846 North Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Register here

I am planning on going, so if you decide to drop by make sure you say hello.