Ready for RED?

When discussing RED cameras, affordable is hardly an associated adjective (unless you’re talking with Arri shooters), but that could all change with their newest camera.

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Early this morning, RED’s CEO Jarred Land subtly added in a forum that the new RED Raven Brain will start at $5950. That puts this camera in direct competition with the Canon C100 Mark II and the Sony FS5.

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Here are a few more things we know about the RED Raven based on leaks.

  • 4K at 5:1 Compression
  • Up to 120FPS
  • Dragon Sensor “20.48mm wide, a bit shy of Academy 35mm and APS-C. All your APS-C / S35 lenses should cover”
  • Weapon Style body
  • Built in Wifi
  • Fixed Canon mount (possibly others)
  • Fixed RED Media SSD bay (you will need Mini Mags)
  • Claims of sub $10,000 shooting kit

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This camera is perfect for cinematographers that want to step up their game to a 4K workflow. Or maybe for current RED shooters to have a nice B camera. This also means that RED quality cameras will be available for rent at an even more affordable price.

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So what are your thoughts? Is this camera going to significantly change the industry? Or is it just another camera that’s priced too high for consumers?

[Source: User lordpetts from Reddit]