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Old March 27th, 2015, 05:45 AM   #1
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Is this the RED Weapon?

Looks like it, compliments of Peter Jackson:

What Does The RED Weapon Camera Look Like? Just Ask Peter Jackson | Cinescopophilia
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Old March 27th, 2015, 08:03 AM   #2
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Interesting, I originally surmised that they would be headed towards a more "shoulder mount" form factor, but looks like it's far more the opposite direction.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 09:32 AM   #3
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Re: Is this the RED Weapon?

It looks like RED is accommodating better shoulder mount configurations by moving the ports from the bottom of the back to the side while still enabling a very modular camera body. RED is moving into live broadcasts as well as their existing cinema style workflows - see my recent post on our live SXSW 4K streaming event which we shot with Epic Dragons and 4K Broadcast Modules.

Also - I don't know if the LCD is standard on the body or an option. I looks like a reconfigured Switchblade.

That's something I think should be standard as I hate having to connect an external touch display just to get at settings (or buy another of their interface solutions).

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Old March 27th, 2015, 09:34 AM   #4
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Re: Is this the RED Weapon?

Arri Mini fighter?

BMCC killer?

At least one thing we know is that they won't be using the 3k for $3000 slogan again!
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Old March 27th, 2015, 12:46 PM   #5
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Re: Is this the RED Weapon?

Anybody know who RED buys its image sensors from? This might be one of the best kept industry secrets.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 01:18 PM   #6
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Anybody know who RED buys its image sensors from? This might be one of the best kept industry secrets.
<Sarcasm mode on>

They are handmade by a man who lives in an underground bunker. It is said he has never seen the light of day and has no idea what "colour" means.

His sweat is currency in Latvia and he has never heard the word "potato" spoken out loud...

All we know is...

HE'S CALLED OLEG!

<Sarcasm mode never REALLY turned off>
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Old March 27th, 2015, 01:24 PM   #7
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Very nice!

And this is exactly what RED would love for us all to actually believe.

If i had to guess, that guy's name is really "Sony".
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Old March 27th, 2015, 07:11 PM   #8
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My guess would have been Dalsa, but in light of how many cameras these days have Sony sensors in them, I suppose a Sony sensor in a Red camera wouldn't be surprising any more. :)
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Old March 28th, 2015, 06:50 AM   #9
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Anybody know who RED buys its image sensors from? This might be one of the best kept industry secrets.
I don't think RED has ever officially mentioned about their sensor supplier the way ARRI has officially thanked their own supplier.

Some say RED's sensor is done by TowerJazz TowerJazz: Company Overview

Search in linkedin may give more hints.
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Arri Mini fighter?

BMCC killer?

At least one thing we know is that they won't be using the 3k for $3000 slogan again!
It is interesting to hear the term "BMCC killer".

RED was the original Rebel announcing the 17K RED One and was supposed to follow it up with the 3k for $3K Scarlet. It is a law of nature that Rebel's grow/mature/mellow down with passage of time and some other Rebel's take their place. The Rebel becomes the establishment. BMCC despite their delays, goofups are probably the closest to the Rebel tag now. And the previous rebel persecuting or expected to hunt down the present Rebel is what we see happen. Hope the so-called rebels continue to shake down the industry so that the consumers benefit.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 11:41 AM   #11
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I meant it purely tongue in cheek. :)

But I'd love to see Red with a product in the $5-7k (complete) market like the original Scarlet was meant to be.
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