RED, the makers of super high quality cameras that probably cost more than your car, has been working on an equally ambitious phone with some of the most far out tech any company has ever tried to put on a handset. Yesterday CEO Jim Jannard took to the RED camera forums to give more details on the sci-fi sounding holographic display, and to announce a partnership with Leia Inc., "the leading provider of lightfield holographic display solutions for mobile."
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Video: Most of us will never go to Yemen. But Nick Mulvey's new music video, "Meet Me There," will make you want to. Shot by James Morgan with Red's 6K Epic Dragon camera, these three-and-a-half-minutes of dark deserts, savannah sunsets, and sand mountains are just gorgeous. The song's not too bad, either!
Chris Martin and Bono played a duet on a $US1.6 million piano, Jenna and Barbara Bush worked the room, and a computer was sold for $US977,000. Although Vanity Fair contends that Jony Ive and Marc Newson's Sotheby's auction on Saturday was "unlike the typical Sotheby's auction", it still sounds like pretty typical rich people stuff to us.
In case you forgot, the RED Dragon is the latest 6K video-recording, insane dynamic-range-producing, probably-fire-breathing camera. This particular model is cased in carbon fibre, and will be put to the test filming the next season of Game of Thrones.
Lasers are bad for your eyes, so it shouldn't be a surprise they're bad for cameras too. This clip shows exactly how trivial it is for a laser to pop inside a $US20,000 piece of equipment and totally scramble its brains.
If you're not familiar with RED cameras, you're missing out on a crazy world of high-end cinema tech. Chances are if you've ever watched The Hobbit, Prometheus or The Informant!, you've seen what a RED Camera can do. Today RED Cameras opened up a can of legal hurt on Sony, alleging via a lawsuit that the Japanese camera giant is infringing on its patents. RED doesn't just want damages, though: it wants to pulp Sony's pro-camera business.
Astronomers at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observatory have found something really strange for the very first time: a strange tridimensional spiral structure inside of a dying star, one that is just like our very own Sun. Is this the last thing that the human race will ever see?
RED makes some of the most advanced and powerful video cameras in existence, which also means it needs a damn powerful computer to handle the massive video files. So it has teamed up with HP to build the RED Z820 workstation, complete with 16 liquid-cooled CPU cores, custom RED Mag card readers and RED Rocket acceleration cards.
The internet is becoming ripe with production teams trying to outdo each other with amazing copter-camera rig videos. This one might take the cake. Not only does it feature a RED Epic camera and some skilled piloting, but it features Ninjas going berserk on each other in barren factory apocalypse land. That's just a recipe for success.
Photographer Vincent Laforet has been having some fun this week, testing out a new 2X converter with his Red Epic camera, choosing a 600mm Canon lens to effectively double focal length to 1200mm at a 4K resolution.
How's this for high-profile clientele, eh? RED has sold 50 of their EPIC-M pro-cams to James Cameron - at $US58,000 each, that's a cool $US2.9 million he just forked out. Now, I've heard of shopping-based envy before, but Cameron's taking his to a new level after no-doubt hearing Peter Jackson ordered 30 for The Hobbit, and Jon Schwartzman's shooting the next Spiderman with EPICs.
Beating Peter Jackson and The Hobbit to the punch, the next Spider-Man movie is currently being shot in 3D with RED Epic Cameras. Jon Schwartzman, the cinematographer, said that it was the first time the RED Epic was used on a major motion picture. He continues.