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#1 Gary Winter

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 01:22 PM

Hi, I'm a film student at RDC and am doing a research assignment on the RED. I have to spend 30 minutes teaching my fellow students about the RED.

What i'm looking for is some stories from People on the Pros and Cons of using the REDcam on during production, not post.

If any one could help i'd be very grateful.
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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 01:30 PM

Hi, I'm a film student at RDC and am doing a research assignment on the RED. I have to spend 30 minutes teaching my fellow students about the RED.

What i'm looking for is some stories from People on the Pros and Cons of using the REDcam on during production, not post.

If any one could help i'd be very grateful.


Not quite what your asking for, however a good starting point IMO.
http://www.cinematog...showtopic=44340
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#3 Marc Roessler

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 01:39 PM

Take a look at the ASC journal of last month. There was a rather long article about the RED in it.
It didn't quite go without controversy, some have claimed the author has an anti-RED bias (though I wouldn't agree here). No matter how you take it, it's a nice first-hand writeup about potential pitfalls to watch out for.
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Posted 27 March 2010 - 04:13 PM

Not quite what your asking for, however a good starting point IMO.
http://www.cinematog...showtopic=44340


Thanks this is really helpful. As for what i'm asking, I just want to hear from people who have used the REDcam themselves and have good or bad things to say. Looking through the forums i've found mostly bad, so just wandering if anyone had a good experience with the RED.
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#5 Keith Walters

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 11:50 PM

Thanks this is really helpful. As for what i'm asking, I just want to hear from people who have used the REDcam themselves and have good or bad things to say. Looking through the forums i've found mostly bad, so just wandering if anyone had a good experience with the RED.


Naturally, people who have invested a lot of money (and time) in ANY new technology are going to say it's the greatest thing since the bag they put sliced bread in. After all, that's what a "vested interest" actually means. :rolleyes:

Apart from that, in a conservative industry like this one, there is always going to be a certain segment of the technical workforce-for-hire who will try to "talk up" their value to potential clients by emphasizing their forward-looking "can-do" RED credentials, real or imagined. (And flaming bored critics such as myself at every opportunity, to their own eventual detriment, but they will never understand that) :lol:

Then you have vast majority of everybody else, scraching their heads and muttering "Buggered if I know..." (Which is the purpose of the "Pinned" articles such as the one you have just read).

The RED seems to get mostly used in what used to be known as the "Industrial/Educational" segment of the market. The total number of RED-shot TV shows I've seen on Australian TV comes to precisely TWO plus a slack handful of ho-hum cinema release projects, with very ordinary-looking images. The amount of noise that gets made on REDUSER.net whenever something gets shot on a RED that more than 0.02% of the population is likely to actually see, says it all really.

The bottom line appears to be basically that while there's nothing particularly wrong with the RED One, there's nothing particularly right with it either. Yeah, if you study hard and read up on all the RED's little foibles, you can muddle through, but why should you? Why not just use something that everybody knows and understands?
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 12:32 AM

Naturally, people who have invested a lot of money (and time) in ANY new technology are going to say it's the greatest thing since the bag they put sliced bread in. After all, that's what a "vested interest" actually means. :rolleyes:

Apart from that, in a conservative industry like this one, there is always going to be a certain segment of the technical workforce-for-hire who will try to "talk up" their value to potential clients by emphasizing their forward-looking "can-do" RED credentials, real or imagined. (And flaming bored critics such as myself at every opportunity, to their own eventual detriment, but they will never understand that) :lol:

Then you have vast majority of everybody else, scraching their heads and muttering "Buggered if I know..." (Which is the purpose of the "Pinned" articles such as the one you have just read).

The RED seems to get mostly used in what used to be known as the "Industrial/Educational" segment of the market. The total number of RED-shot TV shows I've seen on Australian TV comes to precisely TWO plus a slack handful of ho-hum cinema release projects, with very ordinary-looking images. The amount of noise that gets made on REDUSER.net whenever something gets shot on a RED that more than 0.02% of the population is likely to actually see, says it all really.

The bottom line appears to be basically that while there's nothing particularly wrong with the RED One, there's nothing particularly right with it either. Yeah, if you study hard and read up on all the RED's little foibles, you can muddle through, but why should you? Why not just use something that everybody knows and understands?


I think your last sentance is going to be the running theme of my presentation Thank for the post.
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