A RED SCARLET-X Video Review and Short Film
Sebastian at Cinema5D has released a short film shot on his Canon-mount SCARLET, and some very nice video overviews to go with it. Since you can’t get your hands on a RED camera at a normal camera shop — they only sell direct — these video overviews are very helpful. Here’s the short, which was shot in 3 hours on the Canon 24-70mm f2.8L lens (more details on the shoot here) and graded in DaVinci Resolve:
Sebastian and crew recorded sound to a Zoom H4n — they couldn’t get audio working on the SCARLET, likely because the SCARLET (and EPIC) have balanced 1/8″ inputs. These are nonstandard 1/8″ inputs — they are superior to unbalanced stereo mini input, but require special adapters (I have two of these, which work, and also one of these, which I haven’t unpacked yet).
Onto the video overviews. These are collectively less of a review and more of a well-done introduction to the camera. Note via FreshDV that there are reports of firmware 2.0.5, which is the release version for SCARLET, causing issues on EPIC cameras — though 2.0.5 is still marked as BETA for EPIC cameras.
I’m going to leave this one up to you guys to evaluate. What do you think of the images?
- Nino Leitner's Canon C300 Test Film and Review
- Coming Soon: a RED SCARLET Micro-Short
- Where to Download the Full Canon C300 and RED SCARLET-X Manuals