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DissolveIf there was a stock footage site that offered high-quality images at just $5, what would you assume? Scam, right? Wrong! Since launching this May, stock footage company Dissolve has been amassing stock imagery for commercial videographers and filmmakers, and offering a lot of it for just $5 per clip. NFS sat down with CEO Pat Lor, co-founder of iStockphoto, to get to the bottom of what Dissolve is all about, as well as how they’re able to offer quality footage for a quality price. More »

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Diamond Bros RED DRAGON 6K Anamorphic 1Tired of RED DRAGON footage yet? Well we’ve got some you’ve never seen before: Anamorphic. That’s right, for the first time you can feast your hungry eyes on some video shot in 6K anamorphic. The Diamond Bros. — Josh and Jason — had only 6 hours to play with a RED DRAGON before a scheduled shoot, so they threw some Elite Anamorphics (32mm, 50mm, 135mm) on the camera and shot some available light footage guerilla-style around NYC. Check it out below: More »

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John Marchant - KipperTie - DRAGON 6KAt this point RED has beaten the drum very loudly regarding higher resolution, and when you’re dealing with single sensor cameras that lose resolution due to interpolation (not every pixel represents red, green, and blue, thus it has to be created), it does make a lot of sense. But that’s not all that’s important in image quality (not by a long shot), and the DRAGON is beginning to prove that you’re getting more than just 6K with the new sensor, you’re also getting a great image that is tremendously malleable. John Marchant of KipperTie already showed off a little bit of his footage playing around with DRAGON, and now we’ve got even more, including his thoughts on the situation. More »

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MotionMountPLFacingWhen motion cameras moved from CCD to CMOS sensor technology, we got much better low-light performance, but gained an unfortunate side effect we affectionately refer to as jello, also called image skew. While CCDs are normally global shutters, CMOS technology can run in either rolling or global shutter. Unfortunately up until recently, running a CMOS sensor in global shutter mode meant lower performance, including less dynamic range. This means we’ve been stuck with rolling shutters and the jello effect, and high end cameras have only gotten rid of the effect by putting actual spinning mirrors in front of the sensor. Now RED has introduced a brand new mount called the Motion Mount, which turns their CMOS MX or DRAGON sensors into global shutters, without any dynamic range or noise penalties. We also have new DRAGON footage — check it out below. More »

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RED DRAGON Carbon FiberYou may have dealt with Carbon Fiber rails at one point or another — and you might even own some — but how about a Carbon Fiber camera? That’s exactly what the RED team has created. The California-based company has put their brand new DRAGON sensor into a custom Carbon Fiber shell and machined Magnesium body with a Magnesium PL Mount to bring the weight of the camera down 1 pound. Two of these cameras are going to be used on the HBO series Game of Thrones (which we recently wrote about), but I’m sure most of you are wondering, how much will it cost to get your hands on one? More »

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JAY Z Justin Timberlake_Holy Grail_RED EPIC DRAGONRED has carved out quite a bit of the professional market with their cameras, and they’re trying to do far more than that with their new 6K resolution DRAGON sensor, which according to the company is capable of 16 stops of dynamic range and is very clean at 2000 ISO. Now we have word that the first finished cameras are finally shipping to customers who ordered the upgrade, and we’ve also got what looks to be the first official music video shot with the camera. More »

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RED DRAGON Footage Peter Collister ASCWe’ve gotten our hands on a few pieces of sample footage from RED’s new DRAGON sensor, but we’d been told that more was coming from all sorts of shooters. RED has been making good on that promise, allowing more sample clips to be uploaded, and while the following clip from ASC Cinematographer Peter Lyons Collister may not feature exotic locations like what we saw from Mark Toia’s video (and what we’ll surely see from Tom Lowe), it shows off some gorgeous skin tones and quite a bit of dynamic range. More »

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REDCINE-X PRO Without ROCKETWhile proprietary used to be the name of the game, we are entering an age where camera systems and post solutions are choosing more open source options for maximum compatibility (and a likely wider install base as a result). Look no further than the increasing use of CinemaDNG with cameras like the Ikonoskop, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and Digital Bolex. Now it looks like RED is at least partially entering that arena with an update to REDCINE-X PRO. More »

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Jim Jannard LMUNot quite, but in a recent REDuser post, Jannard laid out his plan for the future of the company. Whatever you think of the outspoken leader of the California camera maker (he’s not technically the CEO, though he might as well be), he has absolutely left a mark on the industry. While his message could be misconstrued to mean that he’s not going to be involved with the company anymore, that’s not the case at all. More »

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MetroGirlsFirst DRAGON clip down, many more to come. Before the DRAGON sensor updates start rolling out in big numbers this fall, we should be getting a lot more footage. DP Evin Grant got a little fire-breathing monster to play around with, and he’s posted his results online, along with some stills. Tom Lowe, who you might remember from Timescapes, has also received a DRAGON to test, and he’s posted a 6K still so far, with likely much more to come. Check it out below, and be sure to head on over to the comments for what is always a fun time. More »

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Red DragonThe new DRAGON sensor from RED — with quoted specs like 6K resolution, clean 2000 ISO, and over 15 stops of dynamic range — was originally set to be released all the way back in late 2012. There were some promises — and then some delays. But the sensor is now finally done, and camera upgrades will begin in September. In the last few weeks DRAGON-upgraded cameras have found their way into the hands of professional DPs across the world, many working without any RED supervision. We got our first little tease of what DRAGON is capable of from one of these DPs, Mark Toia, and now he has unleashed the first footage ever from the sensor. More »

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Mark Toia - DRAGON - red-1We might have gotten our first “real” taste of RED’s new DRAGON sensor all the way back in February, but the camera has been in the hands of professionals for a bit of time now, and the images are finally starting to be let out by guys in charge over at RED. Mark Toia has been doing some extensive testing with the new camera sensor and not only has he shared some of his thoughts, but he’s also been allowed to unleash the first confirmed real-world image of the now-completed camera package. More »

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Video thumbnail for youtube video Watch 15 Glorious Minutes of BTS Footage from Neill Blomkamp's RED EPIC-Shot 'Elysium' - nofilmschoolWe’re still waiting on that RED DRAGON footage, but in the meantime, how about some great-looking footage shot on the current RED EPIC MX? Even though Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium doesn’t open up in theaters for another week, you can watch a bunch of fascinating behind the scenes footage right now. You may recall Blomkamp’s name from District 9, which opened just 4 years ago (and was shot on the pre-MX RED ONE). Check out a trailer for the new film and a clip, and watch the BTS footage below. More »

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Peter Jackson RED DRAGON FacebookWith news of Blackmagic’s slight delays, it only makes sense to visit the other company that is notorious for being late to the party. RED unveiled their new DRAGON sensor “officially” back at NAB 2012, and while the sensor is “done,” we’ve only seen one sample showing the dynamic range, and another with a decidedly stiff “dragon.” We’ve got word from the higher-ups that the gears are in motion, and some high-profile individuals are shooting with the new sensor, which may even include a shoot with Lady Gaga. More »

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RED Dragon Side SSDInformation about what’s happening with the new DRAGON sensor from RED has been scarce over the last few months, even as the company made a big splash at NAB 2013, upgrading camera sensors right on the show floor. We’ve heard a lot of impressive stats about the sensor, like a native 2000 ISO, 16 stops of dynamic range, and 6K resolution, but many will remain skeptical until we start seeing actual moving images from the camera (even as the still images have looked impressive). From a recent posting on REDUser, it looks like those will be coming sooner rather than later. More »

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Timur CivanEverything in life has its purists. There are Mac purists and PC purists — vinyl purists and people who hate music (kidding.) In the filmmaking world, there are plenty of things to be a purist about, especially when it comes to cameras. (Canon and Nikon might as well be the Hatfields and McCoys.) But cameras, as well as almost every tool we use, have their advantages and disadvantages, and understanding which tools work best in certain situations is something that DP Timur Civan has learned to do. In a recent interview, Civan explains how making a decision on which camera to use depends less on prices or reviews, and more on the context of your material. More »

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Red DragonIt’s been almost 3 months since RED’s showing at NAB — which included new products as well as camera sensor upgrades being performed right on the show floor — but where are the cameras with the new DRGAON sensors? Jarred mentioned in the forum that they’ve had to redesign an internal power supply, and this has affected their color science (which they are still working on). Either way, after months of promises, when might we see the fire-breathing beast — and will it be anytime in the near future? More »

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RED Dragon with New Top PlateIt has been relatively quiet on the RED front regarding their fire-breathing beast known simply as DRAGON. We saw the first actual images from the camera back in February, and there was mention a few weeks ago that some internal power supplies needed to be redesigned as they were getting additional noise in the shadows. While development seems to be edging towards completion, Jarred has finally posted our first glimpse of the monster in the wild: More »

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Great aerial footage seems simple enough to capture in theory, but there is often a team of people or years of experience backing up the terrific shots. In the post below, we have Andrew Wonder to take us through his process of capturing aerial footage of a female rugby team on the Sony F55.

This is a guest post by Director/Cinematographer Andrew Wonder.

If you were at NAB, then you already know that 2013 was the year of the drone. You could barely walk around the convention floor without the risk of getting a haircut by someone’s spin on the aerial rig. Though they look like toys, it’s easy to forget that operating a drone is an art that should be carried out by professionals. Like a Steadicam, you can’t just pick one up and expect cinematic results. Understanding how to balance and control these crafts is the difference between that perfect shot and ending up in the river. More »

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We’ve mentioned the Aaton Penelope Delta a few times, not only because it is a seriously impressive piece of machinery, but also because it comes from a long line of well-designed cameras from the French-based company. While certain manufacturers are going small and/or modular, a few — namely Aaton and Arri — are still making cameras that are well-balanced and can be thrown on your shoulder right from the factory. Unfortunately, the company has faced a few setbacks with their still unreleased camera, and now it looks like those issues have put them in serious financial trouble. We’ve also got an update about the RED DRAGON sensors, and why we’ve yet to see any footage (even though the hardware is done). More »