July 20, 2016

TEODORED Tries To Do it All for RED

Teodored
The awkwardly named TEODORED wants to capture, monitor, and livestream for RED.

While the base RED EPIC Brain costs somewhere between $25-50K it’s always been the accessories that have added to up to create a package costing in the $70-90K range.

With the TEODORED, Spanish company Cinemartin hopes to consolidate many of your accessories into a single tool with many functions.  To save on having to purchase the SSD module and additional SSDs, the TEODORED has an internal 512GB SSD for recording, and also allows recording to USB drives and SDXC drives.  To save on an onboard monitor, you can use the onboard screen while operating the camera.

Live Teodored Workflow
Demonstration of the equipment savings by using the Teodored for live streaming.Credit: Courtesy of Cinemartin
It also comes with 1Gb/s ethernet, wifi and bluetooth for live streaming.  In addition, by attaching a mouse and keyboard you can edit the footage on-board.  They claim to be able to be powered via Lemo pin and to draw only 19W, but the demo images have a power cable running out of frame, so that remains to be seen.  Either way, that is a whole lot of functionality to work into a $2000 price point.

For certain applications (such as a multi-camera live RED setup), this could be a great cost saver, but I personally would be worried about writing to an unknown low-cost SSD as my master file.  RED SSDs might cost a pretty penny, but in general they have proven to provide a level of reliability that is worth the cost, and I’d be reluctant to look to my master recording drive as a place to save on costs.

Has anyone had a chance to use one yet?  Anybody think this is the perfect piece of kit for their workflow?     

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It's a non starter. If you're spending over 30K on a camera package, why not just get Red SSD's and a Red Touchscreen. You're going to need the touch screen anyway. Seems pointless to add an extra box to save a few bucks on SSD's. Also, if this SSD is internal and non-swappable, no one is going to buy it.

July 21, 2016 at 12:52PM

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Tim Naylor - DP
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Touchscreen not needed for most, myself included.
In fact, I do not like or use RED monitors.

Fool control packs all the tools needed in your pocket.

I do agree about the memory.
Sure, I don't enjoy spending well over 2K per red colored HS card.
But I know my shots are safe, secure, and I can treat it like its in the can.

Another important point to appreciate: compression
TeodoRED records with heavier compression ratios, and limits higher FRs.
Which is like buying a 4K DCI monitor, and giving it a 720p feed.

FYI, you can do the same thing with any laptop.
Recording via a Gig-E network cable to a mac/pc has been around for over a year.

RED specifically sells a 9 foot cable for this:
http://www.red.com/store/products/lemo-to-cat5e-ethernet-cable-9

If your target is web only at speed,
and you plan to downscale or window down to 1080,
recording over Gig-E may be useful - perhaps for long interviews.

July 22, 2016 at 11:41PM, Edited July 22, 11:52PM

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Daniel Reed
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They also lost me at 500 NITs and Windows 10.

July 21, 2016 at 12:56PM

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Tim Naylor - DP
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haha, totally!

July 22, 2016 at 11:49PM

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Daniel Reed
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I don't see any advantage of using this at all...

July 21, 2016 at 2:06PM

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Interesting idea.... And yes people complain about the cost of red media and accessories.. And yes SOME of the aks for red can be replaced by 3rd party solutions... However I will never give up my red touch display or redmags

July 22, 2016 at 8:47PM

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