Camera Experts Designed a New Kind of 360° Rig for Jupiter Ascending

Lovely though it is in person, Chicago can seem like a grim, grey place on film. So when the Wachowskis decided to film key moments of their new movie Jupiter Ascending there, they didn't just wait for the most beautiful light—they built a whole new type of camera to capture it. » 2/05/15 5:15pm 2/05/15 5:15pm

Red's 6K Camera Makes Yemen Look Hauntingly Majestic

Most of us will never go to Yemen. But Nick Mulvey's new music video, "Meet Me There," will make you want to. Shot by James Morgan with Red's 6K Epic Dragon camera, these three-and-a-half-minutes of dark deserts, savannah sunsets, and sand mountains are just gorgeous. The song's not too bad, either! » 5/25/14 7:00pm 5/25/14 7:00pm

It's Dumb Easy to Wreck a $20,000 Camera with Just a Couple Lasers

Lasers are bad for your eyes, so it shouldn't be a surprise they're bad for cameras too. This clip shows exactly how trivial it is for a laser to pop inside a $20,000 piece of equipment and totally scramble its brains. » 7/13/13 6:00pm 7/13/13 6:00pm

Watching a Hummingbird in Slow Motion Is Still Pretty Majestic

Slow motion was invented to capture every single thing in slow motion. Explosions, cheetahs, robots, people and of course, hummingbirds. The detail you see in slow motion is always better than real life. What's amazing though is that even when you slow down a hummingbird, those damn birds still seem fast. But… » 4/04/13 7:20pm 4/04/13 7:20pm

The First Wedding In the World Filmed With Ultra-High Definition 3D…

I always hated video in weddings. The quality always look so cheesy. But not this one. This one was filmed with RED Epic cameras on 5K resolution and 3D! These are the same cameras that Peter Jackson is using for The Hobbit or Ridley Scott used for Prometheus. » 6/20/12 9:40am 6/20/12 9:40am

Can You Really Shoot Print-Quality Portraits With a Red Epic Video…

There are murmurings in the tech word that eventually still cameras will be replaced with video cameras, and photographers will simply pore through thousands of frames to find the perfect shot. And curious if that day had already come, Fstoppers pitted a Red Epic against a Hasselblad H3D-22. » 5/29/12 1:00pm 5/29/12 1:00pm

F-35 Shot With Red Epic Camera Is Your Airplane Porn of the Week

Ivan Agerton, at Deep Space Reconnaissance/Special Ops, sent us this incredibly crisp footage of the F-35 shot for Lockheed Martin using a Red Epic camera and a Canon zoom. » 5/25/12 10:00am 5/25/12 10:00am

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Is the Only 3D Film I'm Excited About

Jackson is currently hard at work shooting The Hobbit in 3D. But instead of using the bulky 3D rigs commonly associated with 3D movie films. Jackson is using RED EPIC cameras and mirrors to keep the cameras mobile. » 11/08/11 8:20pm 11/08/11 8:20pm

600mm Canon Lens + 2X Converter + 4K Video Shot by Red Epic = Stunning…

Photographer Vincent Laforet has been having some fun this week, testing out a new 2X Canon lens converter for the Red Epic camera, choosing a 600mm Canon lens to effectively double focal length to 1200mm at a 4K resolution. » 8/05/11 12:40pm 8/05/11 12:40pm

Guess How This Photo Was Taken

That's the question photographer Vincent Laforet poses to the readers of his blog, only saying it's the "camera that has the potential to change things—radically." In the spirit of his game, I'm not going to reveal it yet. » 6/09/11 10:40am 6/09/11 10:40am

James Cameron Just Added 50 RED EPIC-M Cameras to His Shopping Trolley

How's this for high-profile clientele, eh? RED has sold 50 of their EPIC-M pro-cams to James Cameron—at $58,000 each, that's a cool $2.9 million he just forked out. Now, I've heard of shopping-based envy before, but Cameron's taking his to a new level after no-doubt hearing Peter Jackson ordered 30 for The Hobbit, and » 4/25/11 3:40am 4/25/11 3:40am

The Next Spiderman Movie Is Being Shot with RED Epic Cameras

Beating Peter Jackson's The Hobbit to the punch, the next Spiderman movie is currently being shot with RED Epic Cameras. Jon Schwartzman, the cinematographer, said that it was the first time the RED Epic was used on a major motion picture. » 12/07/10 4:53pm 12/07/10 4:53pm

Thirty Hand-Machined RED EPIC Cameras Will Film The Hobbit in 3D

Peter Jackson, who's made a few movies, is preparing to shoot another one called The Hobbit. That's interesting news! What's also interesting is how he will film it: Thirty uber-expensive RED EPIC cameras. It's good to be the king. » 11/28/10 5:00pm 11/28/10 5:00pm

This is the First HDR Video Shot From a RED Epic Camera

It's not pretty like this post-production HDR video from last week, but isn't it exciting to see what RED's Epic is capable of when trained at an average Las Vegas nightlife scene? » 9/21/10 3:20am 9/21/10 3:20am

Esquire's Sexiest Woman Alive, Filmed at Delicious 5K Super High…

Last year, Esquire shot Megan Fox in 3K resolution using the Red One. This year, they're going to 5K (yes, 5K, meaning you can see her pores) for the Sexiest Woman Alive, using Red's Epic. Here's a (low res) taste: » 9/14/09 7:40pm 9/14/09 7:40pm

Red Reduces Prices, Announces Trade-In Program

Jim Jannard has announced a price reduction on their Scarlet and EPIC cameras, their latest modular systems for still and motion photography. Plus, now there are multiple trade-in upgrade paths: » 12/02/08 10:35pm 12/02/08 10:35pm

RED Unloads Modular Cameras, a DSLR, 3D and 28k

Rumors of a RED DSLR had been confirmed a long time ago » 11/13/08 5:40am 11/13/08 5:40am, but what of the Scarlet and EPIC übercamcorders? On the , RED CEO Jim Jannard has explained it all: Scarlet and EPIC the DSLR — all cameras are "part of the same DSMC system", so each and every camera will be part of a modular, build-your-own, still and video…

Red's CEO Confirms "Incredible" Product Re-Jig Announcement, November 13

We already knew Red was going to totally revise » 10/27/08 9:40am 10/27/08 9:40am its Epic and Scarlet cameras, and there was a rumor about a Red too: but Jim Jannard—Red's CEO—has just popped up on the RedUser forums and confirmed that there's going to be an announcement about the new Epics and Scarlets on November 13th. And if that news alone isn't…

Red Scarlet Cam Replaced With a "New Vision"

Red's Jim Jannard has told fans in the RedUser forums to "Wipe your minds of the past announced Scarlet » 9/23/08 1:30pm 9/23/08 1:30pm. Forget the design and forget the price. It is all different now. We think you will be surprised." In his words, "the market has changed and we have discovered a lot of things in the process. We have a new vision."…

Red's 5k, 4k, and 3k Pro Cameras: What the Resolution Really Means

Here's why we're excited about Red's announcements of their 3K Scarlet and 5K Epic digital cameras. Their insane resolution. It's one thing to talk about resolution as an abstract number, but Red has a fantastic chart comparing these resolutions to things you're actually familiar with, like your HDTV or your old SDTV.… » 4/14/08 7:20pm 4/14/08 7:20pm