It seems that RED is suing Sony over patent infringement.
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RED taking Sony to court
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:55 PM
I have the distinct feeling this might end badly for RED.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:37 AM
Let's see if they win this time, because Sony is no joke. It's not unheard of, though, Kodak lived on stuff like this for longer than I'm alive.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 06:04 PM
From the story:
"Days after settling an email-hacking lawsuit with rival camera makers ARRI..."
So when did that happen? The only reference I can find to such an event is on the Deadline Website.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:00 PM
You've gotta look further than REDuser for all your news Keith!
Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:24 PM
The SI-2K uses the Cineform Raw, which is mentioned here, presumably you'd be safe using that. If as it's suggested, it's about compressed RAW, I assume the Cineform RAW was around as a product when the RED patent was filed.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:12 AM
Tee bloody hee...
Those articles appeared after my post...
Well anyway, business as usual Plaintiff: 0, Defendant: 0, Lawyers $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
WTF times 20,000?!
RED are claiming to have invented a Video Camera...?
Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:47 AM
The patent seems to centre around at least 4K compressed RAW, so that would take the SI-2K out of any conflict.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:05 PM
Even more ridiculous things have happened...like the time arri took aaton to court over a swivelling eyepiece.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:49 PM
Patents allow you to protect your intellectual property. I believe the Aaton V/F was being able to flip it from one side to the other, which was in the Arri patent, although I gather you could break a pin in your new camera to achieve this function if you wanted to. Possibly the best well known industry patent was for the Steadicam, which was defended on a number of occasions.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:56 PM
Absolutely. les bosher told me that aaton got round the problem by fitting the tension screw to the eyepiece. that did it apparently.