Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The RED ONE Camera

Been following this development for awhile now and the camera was finally unveiled at NAB 2006 this week. The RED ONE camera is the latest greatest project from Oakley founder Jim Jannard, a serious photography and video buff who owns about a thousand different cameras himself. The RED ONE is designed to be a modular, upgradable system, so users can add hardware, software, storage, handling and monitoring accessories as they’re developed or needed; a wonderful idea in itself, but check out its other specs:

"Typical high-end HD camcorders have 2.1M pixel sensors and record with 3:1:1 color subsampled video at up to 30fps. We deliver 11.4M pixels at up to 60fps and record RAW, or 2x over-sampled HD in 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 - your choice. That’s more than 5 times the amount of information available every second and a vastly superior recording quality. Don’t need all that data for your workflow? Dial it back, and keep all the other advantages of the Mysterium Super 35mm cine sized (24.4 x 13.7mm) sensor. You get the same breathtaking Depth of Field and selective focus as found in film cameras. Mysterium boasts a greater than 66db Signal to Noise Ratio thanks to its large 29 sq. micron pixels. And 11,480,800 pixels deliver resolution that can only be called Ultra High Definition."

The scoop from HD for Indies

NAB 2006

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