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Two Cameras with Unprecedented Resolution & New York Film Fest Must-Sees [PODCAST]

By Liz Nord

This episode of Indie Film Weekly unveils bigger sensors on land and in the air, and Hollywood’s worst kept secret.

Jon Fusco and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse accusations and what they mean for indie film, share highlights from our New York Film Festival coverage including conversations with Richard Linklater and Sean Baker, and ponder what exactly is the future of storytelling. In gear news, RED has finally released its Monstro sensor and DJI has released its highest resolution drone cinema camera yet. DP Open Soffer joins us to answer an Ask No Film School question about how to shoot dialog scenes.

As always, the show also brings news you can use about gear, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, industry wisdom, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.

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From:: No Film School

RED unveils Monstro 8K VV full-frame sensor with 17+ stops of dynamic range

RED has just announced its new Monstro 8K VV full-frame sensor for Weapon cameras. The device features a 35.4MP 40.96mm x 21.60mm sensor and is able to record at a full 8K/60fps resolution. RED explains that the Monstro 8K VV replaces its existing DRAGON 8K VV sensor, and that anyone who has ordered the DRAGON 8K VV will be offered the Monstro as of October 5th.

The Monstro 8K VV sensor has full support for RED’s IPP2 image processing pipeline, as well as an “unprecedented dynamic range [of 17+ stops] and breathtaking color accuracy,” according to RED President Jarred Land. When coupled with the Weapon 8K VV, the device can simultaneously record Redcode RAW and either Avid DNxHD/HR or Apple ProRes, likewise offering data speeds up to 300MB/s. The sensor’s full technical spec sheet is insane, and available for your viewing pleasure here.

Existing carbon fiber Weapon customers have the option of upgrading for $29,500, while the new Weapon with the full-frame Monstro sensor is priced at $79,500. New orders for the device will start shipping to customers in early 2018.

Press Release

RED ANNOUNCES THE NEW MONSTRO 8K VV

Today RED announced a new cinematic Full Frame sensor for WEAPON cameras, MONSTRO™ 8K VV. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step beyond the RED DRAGON 8K VV sensor with improvements in image quality, including dynamic range and shadow detail.

This new camera and sensor combination, WEAPON 8K VV, offers Full Frame lens coverage, captures 8K full format motion at up to 60 fps, produces ultra-detailed 35.4 megapixel stills, and delivers incredibly fast data speeds of up to 300 MB/s. Like all of RED’s DSMC2 cameras, WEAPON shoots simultaneous REDCODE RAWand Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HR → continue…

From:: DPreview

RED’s Monstrous Monstro Sensor is Here at Long Last

By Charles Haine

RED Digital Cinema finally put the Monstro name to use with the surprise new 8K VV sensor for Weapon bodies.

After talking about the Monstro sensor for the first time in 2008 and as recently as way back in 2011, RED has long had big things on its roadmap. Now, as 8K Helium sensors are finally becoming more common in the roughly Super35mm frame size, we have the surprise announcement from RED of their new Monstro 8K VV sensor, along with a short film Iron Horse which shows off the full frame imagery using some of RED’s favorite tropes of western and motorcycle imagery all in one. You can only watch it over on Vimeo, but you can check out the launch build video here.

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From:: No Film School

RED surprises everyone with a new full-frame 8K sensor: meet Monstro 8K VV

By noreply@redsharknews.com (David Shapton)

RED MONSTRO 8K VV Sensor

RED extends its lead in 8K cinematography with a new, improved full frame 8K sensor

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    From:: RedShark News

    RED brings out a new sensor for Weapon. MONSTRO 8K VV

    By Erik Naso

    RED Digital Cinema has a new beast of a camera and it’s called MONSTRO 8K VV . “It’s a new cinematic Full Frame sensor for WEAPON cameras. MONSTRO is an evolutionary step in sensor technology, capturing…

    The post RED brings out a new sensor for Weapon. MONSTRO 8K VV appeared first on Newsshooter.

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    From:: News Shooter

    Visit RedShark and friends in New York on October 17th 2017

    By noreply@redsharknews.com (RedShark News Staff)

    RedShark Connect New York

    RedShark is hosting an evening with RED, Zeiss, G-Technology and Atomos at RED’s New York Showroom and Studio.

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      From:: RedShark News

      How to use the RED IPP2 workflow to significantly improve picture quality

      By noreply@redsharknews.com (David Shapton)

      RED's new IPP2 workflow allows you to get the absolute best from its cameras

      RED’s new Image Pipeline (IPP2) is a serious and worthwhile improvement on the original version. Phil Holland has made a useful graphic showing how to use it.

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        From:: RedShark News

        Phantom Flex VEO 4K-PL Exclusive Hands-On

        By Nic Divischek

        Phantom VEO

        Vision Research has recently introduced a new Phantom VEO 4K-PL, which like its older brother Phantom Flex 4K, can shoot up to 1000fps at full 4K DCI resolution, but in a smaller and more compact body.

        What is the Phantom VEO line?

        They say that when you touch a Phantom camera you go straight to heaven. At least that’s how I feel. Vision Research is a company that started out with high-speed cameras for military testing and analysing car-crash impacts, only to later turn its eye to the film industry with its revolutionary tech. In 2014, Vision Research introduced the mind-blowing Phantom Flex 4K camera, capable of 1000 frames-per-second at full 4K DCI resolution, in what many would consider the best quality 4K RAW compared to RED and even ARRI. Last year, Vision Research introduced the VEO line, a more compact version of their film industry cameras that continue the trend set by the ARRI Mini and RED – that smaller is better. Less weight and a more compact design mean more possibilities, such as the use of stabilisation platforms and even UAV. In comparison, the Phantom Flex 4K body weighs an incredible 5kg without ANYTHING on it. Add a lens, follow focus, rods, viewfinder, batteries, monitor and you can easily accumulate a weight that not many gimbals can handle.

        Phantom VEO4K-PL

        VEO4K‐PL is available with either 36 GB or 72 GB of RAM, and includes SDI and HDMI video outputs, as well as a PL mount and OLPF with the black housing. Otherwise, there are two performance levels. The 590S and L models go 500 fps at 4K, with the 4K-PL going all the way up to 1000 fps. Previous VEO models were inferior in terms of image quality compared to their bigger cousins. However, the frame rate and overall image → continue…

        From:: Cinema 5d

        ABT SpeedMount EF – a Speedbooster Built Into Your RED Camera

        By Nic Divischek

        ABT SpeedMount EF

        ABT have introduced the SpeedMount EF for DSMC2 cameras, with an image circle that covers the RED Helium and Dragon sensors. Here are the details.

        ABT SpeedMount EF

        The ABT EF SpeedMount is a modified 5-element/4-group optical block in a black anodized aluminium body. It features a positive lock to mount your lenses and electronic iris and focus control for Canon EF lenses using RED’s original electronics. The best thing about this product is that it requires no modifications to your DSMC2 camera. It is easy to swap with your regular DSMC2 mounts and OLPFs.

        Speed Booster and OLPF options

        The SpeedMount reduces the full frame (43.3mm) image circle to S35 format (x0.71) while speeding up the lens for nearly one f-stop, much like the Metabones Speed Booster. The new image circle will cover 7K WS / 7K HD Helium and 5K WS / 5K HD Dragon. The original RED VV OLPF with custom holder is included, and you can choose between RED’s “Skin Tone / Highlight”, “Standard” and “Low Light”.

        ABT SpeedMount EF

        The SpeedMount for RED DSMC2 will be available as of December 2017 for €3.995,00, with a special introductory price of €3.395,00. For more information, visit store-abt.de

        Does this seem like a piece of kit that could find its way to your buy list? Let us know in the comments below!

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        From:: Cinema 5d