Red One Ultra-High-Def Camcorder Secret is Safe

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We have an update on the theft of that wild-looking Red One ultra-high-definition digital cinema camera, the $17.5K camcorder that's said to be packing enough megapixelidge to whip super cameras ten times its price. Oakley founder and Red proprietor Jim Jannard gives us an update on the jacking of the shiny aluminum prototype in the picture above:

"While items taken included many computers, drives, monitors, prototypes (including our shiny aluminum IBC prototype), ID files and our Scratch system... it appears that the thieves did NOT get any sensors, sensor information or our primary "Frankenstein" shooting camera. It took all the RED troops coming back in to put all the pieces together. We will resume shooting and testing tomorrow. This would be the easiest piece to identify as stolen."

So this prototype was just for show, and the real secrets contained in the company's Mysterium sensor are safe. Now we can all rest easy. But then, perhaps the secret is that there is no Mysterium sensor. It's a mystery, all right.


Red Theivery Update: Prototypes Gone, Mysterium Sensors OK [CrunchGear]