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As you already know, Canon is releasing a motion picture camera on November 3rd. Not one to let Canon steal their thunder, RED countered by scheduling their SCARLET announcement for the same day. In order to make such a bold move, I assumed RED had some advance insider knowledge of Canon’s plans, but RED’s head honcho Jim Jannard claims RED has “no idea what Canon is going to announce.” He also called the day “Ali vs. Frasier” [sic]. And he’s confident enough to say, “My bet is that after our November 3rd announcement… we will never, ever, be out of back-order. Ever. Really. Never… ever.” This kind of confidence does not come from announcing a camera with a sensor several times smaller than the competition’s. More »

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Just a week after boldly proclaiming, “we won’t telegraph what we are planning anymore,” RED’s Jim Jannard has posted a RED Roadmap. Thanks to semantics, Jim is able to differentiate between an “announcement” and a “roadmap,” and I suppose given the only new products on this new list are described as “Suprise #1″ and “Surprise #2,” he’s not telegraphing. However, there is something conspicuously missing from the roadmap: the indie-friendly, cheaper EPIC-S camera. Here’s the roadmap, in chronological order: More »

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On REDUSER Jim Jannard dropped a brief albeit important piece of news: “EPIC-X production has officially begun. The lines are rolling.” The EPIC nomenclature can get a confusing, so here’s a brief summary as far as I can remember: the EPIC-X, as far as most of us are concerned, is what we originally knew as the EPIC — and, going forward, it will be the EPIC for all intents and purposes. The EPIC-M is a hand-machined version sold in order to get the cameras out in the wild (and in use on films) more quickly, before mass production of the EPIC-X could begin (or, as Philip Bloom found out recently, before 100% stable firmware was available). In terms of functionality, the M and X are identical, but the X is about $12k cheaper. More »

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One of the reasons you hear so much about cameras on this site is not because cameras are all that important — which camera you shoot on is only a tiny part of the decision-making that goes into making a film — but because at no time in history has motion picture imaging changed so rapidly as right now. One of the ways it’s changing most significantly is in the convergence between still and motion imaging, and RED is at the forefront with their DSMCs. Their latest news is that they will soon start shipping their Canon mount, and it brings a lot of firsts to the table for a serious motion picture camera. More »