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In this episode, Steve and Paul discuss the dangers of discussing your next job in public places and then end up wondering where all the public spaces have gone!

RED have announced they are going to sell a phone while Apple stores start selling everything you need for professional video from RED… coincidence or the beginnings of another shift in our industry?

As extrashot produce their first video on drone racing, there’s a proposal to register any drone over 250 grams. Is it a good idea or a total waste of time?

With monkey news, bear stories, resolution rants, and even tales from the war, this really is a bumper summer episode you shouldn’t miss.

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Duclos Lenses – FZ Mount for Fujinon MK Zooms

RED Hydrogen – new phone

RED Hydrogen Prototype Hands-On – Marques Brownlee

RED Raven Kit – Apple Store

BBC Casualty – One Shot Episode

Drone Racing at Goodwood

Thrust UAV – Home of the Riot 250R Pro

ProStudioHire – Andy Cahill (best studio in the South!)


British Airways Safety Video

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From:: Extra Shot

Watch: The RED 8K Cinematography of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

By Justin Morrow

The films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are known for their terrific cinematography, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is no different, as this supercut demonstrates.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is the first feature film to be shot in 8K, using the RED 8K WEAPON camera. Capable of recording full 8K footage (8192 x 4320) at 75 frames per second, in 2.40:1 widescreen, the camera is, in the words of Wired U.K., “a beast.”

Indeed. As this supercut from joshboy64 demonstrates, the film delivers quite a visual jolt, even on the (really) small screen. Though all that would mean nothing without an entertaining story to tell (and the critical consensus on this one is pretty good).

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From:: No Film School

Freefly Pilot Is Shipping – Compact All Axis Control Of Your MōVI

By Tim Fok

The Freefly Pilot system is now shipping. Announced at NAB back in May, Pilot is a new handheld controller with FIZ capabilities and MIMIC integration for gesture control with your MōVI, all up to 600 feet away.

The Freefly Pilot is a compact and modular remote device for your MōVI setup compromising of three controllers detachable via rosette joints.

Those familiar with the ARRI WCU-4 will feel right at home with the Pilot – a focus wheel, joystick and slider can control Focus, Iris and Zoom simultaneously.

Additionally, the Pilot integrates with the MIMIC system, so you can organically control the orientation of the gimbal as well by just rotating the controller.

The physical controls also double up as primary and secondary actions for each axis, as illustrated in the table below.

Freefly PilotFreefly Pilot offers camera controls across a variety of systems, most comprehensively with RED systems via RCP for complete control, while offering start and stop controls for ARRI, Canon, Sony and Blackmagic systems.

The aforementioned 3-piece design makes the Pilot pretty modular in design: combine all three for a compact controller or span it over a handle bar with integrated monitor. The choice is yours.

Most importantly for some, the joystick grip is customizable. I’m a fan of the walnut wood grip, but you can switch out to black, yellow, blue… Heck, you can even 3D print your own.

As well as splitting the system for more flexibility in ergonomics, you can also separate them completely to split the workload over more people. You can control the whole lot on your own, or hand focus off to a puller and iris to DIT, for example.

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From:: Cinema 5d

IMAGO welcomes the Autumn

By (Tony Costa)

IMAGO welcomes the Autumn

By Paul René Roestad, Imago President

The IMAGO International Award for Cinematography 2017

Almost 100 feature films, Tv-dramas and documentaries from all corners of the World have so far been nominated by IMAGO´s member Societies to be considered by the IMAGO Award Juries. The IMAGO juries will start their work in September, and will have their final nominations for the IMAGO International Award for Cinematography ready in good time for the big day of celebrations and IMAGO Awards ceremony on October 28th where more than 250 cinematographers, partners and film colleagues will gather in Helsinki, Finland, to celebrate not only the art of international cinematography, but also IMAGO´s 25th Anniversary.

After the Awards gala and ceremony, there will be drinks and dinner, and the party will hopefully go on all night.

IMAGO thanks our important sponsor partners, without whom we would not have been able to arrange this important Awards.
This is a big lift for IMAGO, and we could not have done this without the great support of IMAGO´s Partners. ARRI is the main IMAGO Awards Sponsor partner, together with RED, SONY, Canon, Panasonic, Drylab, Leica/CW-Sonderoptics, TV-Tools Finland, Angel Films/Dagsljus, Valofirma, Mediatrade and Post Control and more are amongst the important partners in this grand black tie important event.
Absolutely essential for IMAGO and for the success of our celebration is the great assistance, work and planning being done by the Finnish Society of Cinematographers FSC and their President Tahvo Hirvonen FSC, and not least great and important work is done by the IMAGO Awards Committee, headed by Ron Johanson ACS and Tony Costa AIP.

The IMAGO Awards are designed and hand made by acclaimed Swedish glass designer Åsa Jungnelius.

The IMAGO Awards Venue:
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From:: Imago News

Take a First Look at RED Hydrogen One

By Liz Nord

RED’s new Hydrogen smartphone is now more than just an announcement. But where’s the footage?

Although we’re quick to take jabs at RED for its active hype machine, admittedly we fall for the company’s ubiquitous PR tactics, too. Just today, we covered the RED RAVEN’s availability in Apple stores, and last month, we bit when the company teased and then announced its forthcoming Hydrogen One, a full holographic smartphone that allows you to view 2D and 3D VR and AR.

Today, the first public look at the Hydrogen has been released as a video by YouTuber Marques Brownlee (who goes by “MKBHD”), who got his lucky hands on a prototype. True to form, the video doesn’t give us what we really want—footage shot by the reportedly “revolutionary” phone camera—but it does give a good sense of the phone body’s exterior and materials.

The rugged body appears to have some features that will be convenient for filmmakers, like a dedicated video record button and pins at the back for snap-on modifications that add to the phone’s functionality, such as the sensor and lens mount displayed in the video.

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From:: No Film School

RED Hydrogen One prototype: MKBHD gets a first look

By Erik Naso

With all the hype surrounding the RED Hydrogen One, RED’s entry into the smartphone market we haven’t seen what it actually looks like other than as a computer rendering. Well that’s…

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From:: News Shooter

Video: First hands-on with the modular RED Hydrogen One holographic smartphone

The $1,200 RED Hydrogen One smartphone with its holographic display and modular design wowed the world when it was announced last month. And that wow-factor only increased when people stumbled across RED’s patents for this intense little camera phone. Unfortunately, the initial render, press release, and those patents was all we had to go off of … until now.

Well-known YouTuber Marques Brownlee was given an exclusive first-look at RED’s prototypes of the Hydrogen One, and he’s sharing that first look with the world in the video above.

The RED Hydrogen One prototype next to an iPhone 7 Plus and an OnePlus 5. As you can see, it’s anything but small.

Brownlee got to look at three prototypes: a non-functional ‘fit-and-finish’ prototype that looks exactly as RED intends the final version to look (above), a prototype of the holographic display that he was not allowed to show on camera, and a prototype of the phone with a ‘Triplet’ lens mount module attached.

The first prototype was really all about the looks, and Brownlee had an interesting take on that. “It looks kind of like a Moto Z had a baby with a tractor,” he says. “It’s this part rugged, part modern look.” A look Brownlee actually quite liked.

The second prototype he wasn’t allowed to share on camera, but it’s the third prototype we’re most interested in, anyway. This is where things get really interesting for photo and video enthusiasts curious about how capable and modular this phone will really be. The third prototype features an attachment that adds a ‘sensor and lens mount’ to the smartphone.

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From:: DPreview

RED RAVEN Comes Exclusively to the Apple Store

By Charles Haine

Now you can buy a digital cinema camera at the mall for a mere $15,000.

RED has announced that its entry level camera, the RED RAVEN, will be available exclusively from the Apple store. If you go to the RAVEN page on RED’s site and click on “Shop now” it now doesn’t take you to RED’s online store, but instead to Apple’s. It’s a major move for the camera manufacturer to abandon its own online sales channel and go exclusively with Apple for the small 4.5K Canon mount body. The $15,000 package comes bundled together with all the accessories you need to get shooting fast, including a Sigma zoom and 2 V-mount batteries.

For filmmakers, it will not be the most useful place to buy your camera.

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From:: No Film School

RED’s Raven Camera Kit is now sold exclusively through Apple

Cinema camera company RED has teamed up with Apple to offers its ‘affordable’ (relatively) RED Raven Camera Kit exclusively through Apple’s online store. Interested buyers may be able to head over to their local physical Apple retail store to see demonstrations of the camera, as well, though RED says that only ‘select’ locations are offering demos.

The camera kit is described as being a ‘complete handheld camera package’ that includes the RED Raven 4.5K camera BRAIN alongside accessories, storage, a lens, and software.

The Raven 4.5K is notable as RED’s most compact BRAIN offering at 3.5lbs/1.6kg, according to the company, as well as being one of its most affordable models—the entire camera kit is priced at $15,000 USD. RED President Jarred Land described the Raven Camera Kit in a statement today as being a “ready-to-shoot professional package.”

With this camera, users are able to shoot REDCODE RAW (R3D) footage at a 4.5K resolution at up to 120fps or 2K footage at up to 240fps.

The RED Raven Camera Kit includes:

  • RED Raven 4.5K camera BRAIN
  • RED DSMC2™ Touch LCD 4.7” Monitor
  • RED DSMC2 Outrigger Handle
  • RED V-Lock I/O Expander
  • Two IDX DUO-C98 batteries with VL-2X charger
  • G-Technology ev Series RED MINI-MAG Reader
  • Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM | Art
  • Nanuk heavy-duty camera case
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • foolcontrol iOS app for Raven Camera Kit

The RED Raven Camera Kit is available from now.

Press Release

RED Digital Cinema’s RED RAVEN Camera Kit Now Available Exclusively Through

This Professional Package Includes Everything Cinematographers Need to Start Shooting, Including Lens, Media, Batteries, Software and More

IRVINE, Calif. – RED Digital Cinema® announced today that its RED RAVEN® Camera Kit is now available exclusively through and available to demo at select Apple Retail Stores. This complete handheld camera package features a diverse → continue…

From:: DPreview

RED Raven + FCP X = $15K Phoenix camera?

By Elliot Smith

The RED Raven was, until recently, unavailable from RED’s website. The combination of the camera’s price and popularity was described as – I’ll paraphrase – “really not a good situation…

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From:: News Shooter

Apple to sell RED RAVEN kit

By (David Shapton)

RED RAVEN KIt available from Apple

Apple, it seems, is going to start selling RED cameras. Specifically, the RED RAVEN in the form of a comprehensive kit

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    From:: RedShark News

    This video compares a $50 Sony camcorder with a $50,000 RED Epic Dragon

    Ever wonder whether a more expensive camera is truly worth the cost? Sam and Niko of Corridor recently set out to compare footage from a $50 Sony HD camcorder and the RED Epic Dragon, a $50,000 6K cinema camera. As you’d expect, the differences are immediately apparent, cost aside, when the two cameras are put side-by-side: the RED camera’s lens alone is about the same size as the entire Sony camcorder.

    The RED Epic Dragon has proven capable many times throughout its life, with perhaps one of the model’s most notable achievements being a trip into space where it was used by NASA astronauts to capture images from the International Space Station. The RED camera has also been used for several major Hollywood movies. The Sony HD camcorder used in the video, however, is a simple model with a low price point aimed at the average consumer.

    At nearly 15 minutes in length, the comparison video above runs through several major aspects of both cameras’ footage, looking at things like noise level, exposure, low-light performance, post-processing results and more. As expected, the RED camera dominates in each category. More of the team’s videos can be found on the ‘Sam and Niko‘ YouTube channel.

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    From:: DPreview

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