April 16, 2012

RED's Other NAB Announcements: a Boatload of Accessories and a 4K Projector/Player

The new 6K Dragon Sensor isn't the only thing RED is announcing at NAB -- far from it. While the Dragon upgrade is aptly-named after a mythical creature -- and will remain so until its spec sheet becomes a reality -- some of these other RED announcements are actual products. Others, like their 4K Laser Projector, continue their wildly ambitious streak of announcements long preceding actual availability.

I'm not in Vegas this year myself, unfortunately, as I'm prepping my feature Man-child for a week of meetings at the Tribeca Film Festival (no, the film is not playing at the festival -- we have not shot it yet! -- but I'm fortunate enough to be a Tribeca grantee, thus my participation). Tribeca starts this week and so it was a case of unfortunate timing; however, Joe is in Vegas and will be exploring many of the new announcements and offerings in person for us.

So, what are RED's non-sensor NAB announcements? Here they are (ship dates are RED's estimates):

In other RED news, via Cinescopophilia, there's also word of an external RED Rocket enclosure that enables Thunderbolt connectivity. Available for preorder from mLogic.

RED's website is also relaunching, which was much-needed (hopefully this will also improve their order history page), and is also set to provide more learning materials.

Link: REDUSER NAB 2012 Compilation

Your Comment


Again, RED is always leading ....Thumb up !!!

April 16, 2012 at 9:39AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM


hey ! i am coming to tribeca film festival!

April 16, 2012 at 9:42AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

Charles Lim

If I've read this correctly huge news for theater owners 4k projection at affordable prices. Surely other companies will have to come down in price. Christies pricy projectors are not for independent art houses and film festivals. I suspect Canon will follow in a year with a projector.

April 16, 2012 at 11:08AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM


The Cinema I work at upgraded to a 1080p Panasonic projector that set them back $25,000... This 4K projector is amazing!

April 17, 2012 at 3:35AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM


I suspect Canon won't do anything with projectors.

April 19, 2012 at 11:27PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

Daniel Mimura

HAHAHAHHAHA 3900 dollars for an EVF! this company is so comedy.

April 16, 2012 at 11:39AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

michael hamburgson

I don't get it...are you saying that is expensive or cheap?

April 19, 2012 at 11:28PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

Daniel Mimura

If you think that's bad , they charge $3200 for their 256GB REDMAG SSD...

I wish RED media was cheaper :/

April 21, 2012 at 3:32PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM