iMac Pro Starts Shipping – a Beast for the Pros (from $4999 up to $13,199)

By Yossy Mendelovich

It’s out today! Apple has been teasing us about its first dedicated pro machine since the Mac Pro was introduced in 2010. A solid 7+ years. Let’s see what the iMac Pro holds for us pro filmmakers.

The iMac Pro grants editors to edit 8K RED video, H.264 4K drone footage, 6K 3D VR content or 50 Megapixel RAW stills, with a 200-300% increase in performance in almost every professional application.

It really seems like after all the criticism from the professional editing community saying that Apple stopped innovating for them while only focusing on the iPhone, Apple has been listening to create this killer machine.

However, first it must be noted that that this machine is not upgradable. You can’t upgrade the hardware at all since it’s all sealed. You can’t access the motherboard or any components, which is unusual for a computer dedicated for the professional community out there. On the standard iMac it was still possible to upgrade the RAM, but not anymore – so you have to chose wisely when you order this machine.

The performance

The iMac Pro was made for heavy duty and demanding tasks like rendering and editing high-resolution footage. Backed with 128 GM of RAM (!) sounds a bit crazy, but applications like FCPX will eat it up and use all of it without a problem, allowing editors to playback 8K raw from a RED camera and of course deliver their results much faster.

As stated by Apple: “With Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance, and a brilliant 27-inch Retina 5K display, iMac Pro is the fastest, most powerful Mac ever made. iMac Pro delivers incredible compute power for real-time 3D rendering, immersive VR, intensive developer → continue…

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Go big or go home – RED now taking orders for the 8K MONSTRO VV sensor

By Matthew Allard ACS

RED has started taking orders for WEAPON cameras with the MONSTRO 8K VV sensor. If you have been waiting to purchase a large-format sensor with 8K resolution now is the…

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KipperTie Revolva – RED Lens Mount With Built In ND Filter Wheel

By Tim Fok

KipperTie has announced Revolva, a new mount for the DSMC2 RED cameras offering a PL or EF mount with built-in ND wheel. The wheel can be swapped out quickly to more ND or even a diffusion set.

Kippertie has been known for making filtration related RED products for some time, the Revolva may just be their most significant yet.

With a name and colour wave uncanny to another favourite UK camera accessory company, the Revolva is suitably garish in appearance as with many RED-related products.

It’s a lens mount and ND wheel built in one. Both PL and EF mounts will be available, electronically also for aperture changes and lens data (exactly the same as the RED EF mount).

The 4-filter wheel (or cartridge) can be quickly removed and switched out to one of the following

Clear, 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 (0-3 stops)

1.2, 1.5, 1.8, 2.1 (4-7 stops)

Gold, Carbon, Pearl, Optical Clear (diffusion set)

Backfocus issues are supposedly non-existent:

“Revolva compensates for back focus with its high refractive index rear optical window, combined with a precise and specific flange depth. As long as you have a Revolva cartridge fitted, back focus will be correct.”

Like any standard lens mount for DSMC2 RED cameras, the Revolva sits in front of your OLPF; it does not affect this in any way.

There’s a very handy FAQ on the KipperTie website, it highlights a few downsides:

  • Certain lenses just don’t fit.
  • A small number of lenses vignette on VV.
  • Gate flare when not using a sunshade is potentially different from normal expectation.
  • Certain combinations of camera accessories will obstruct fitment and require changes to your rigging.

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Revolva – Built-in filtration for RED DSCM2

By Newsshooter Staff

KipperTie who are a well known name in the RED community for their drop-in OLPF & ND filters, has announced a new product called the Revolva. The product aims to add…

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