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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:
RED is suing Wooden Camera in the U.S. District Court for Read more

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.

Scarlet-X V-Mount (on a budget)

Scarlet-X V-Mount battery setup

Scarlet-X V-mount battery setup - on a budget

Matt Johnson posted a thread over on the REDuser forums in regards to his solution to powering the Scarlet sans Sidehandle / Wooden Camera components. From the thread:

 

The excellent Cinemaoxide V-Mount Plate Adapter $169
RED XLR to Lemo Cable $120
Generic E-bay V-Mount plate $49
AXRTEC V-Mount 89WH battery $129 (which now appears to be $229 that I go to buy some more … wtf)

I originally got the XLR cable because I needed the RED Lemo to make a custom power cable for my helicopter. So I did that, and put a molex connector on it. So I just had to put a matching molex on the v-plate. No problemo. Total cost including the 1 V-mount battery = $467

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KineRAW aka the Chinese RED

The $8,000 S35 RAW digital cinema camera

The $8,000 S35 RAW digital cinema camera

There have been posts circulating on DVXuser for a while talking about alternatives to the ALEXA and RED cameras. There seem to be two names that keep cropping up – Ikonoskop and KineRaw. Today we talk about the latter. It’s a camera that shoots RAW Cineform to non-proprietary 2.5 inch SSDs, or direct to HDD. That is a winner for me, as a Scarlet-X owner, I find it frustrating to be forced to use overpriced proprietary media. Yes, I’m looking at you RED.

Here’s a quick primer, from their site:

KineRAW-S35 is a Super35mm sized CMOS sensor camera with outstanding low light performance for HD use as well as for making DCP for projection in modern digital movie theatres where signal to noise ratio under difficult lighting conditions is very important. The useful EI/ISO range is quite wide rangefor normal noise levels and higher for somewhat higher noise levels. The sensor gives a wide dynamic range allowing shooting of contrast ratios that previous video cameras in its price range could have had real difficulty holding onto with its level of finished image quality.

A bullet point run-down of the details on the KineRAW S35:

  • Super 35mm sized CMOS sensor
  • Dual raw recording, uncompressed 12bit linear cinemaDNG (800Mbps) or 10bit log90GoPro Cineform RAW (100Mbps), uses regular 2.5 inch SSD or HDD (shoot and dump)
  • DCI 2K 1-24fps, 1080p 1-30fps, 720p 1-60fps. (Not yet finalised)
  • Interchangeable lens mount, supports PL (standard), Canon EF, Nikon F, OCT-19

The footage I’ve seen looks very filmic/analog to my eye, it could be a winner. Check it out: Read more