Director, DoP, Editor
May be, but this is RED we are talking about. They wouldn't announce something without battle-testing it before and making sure it works.
$1500 isn't that much when you compare the features and the price of other smartphones
Funny how different the comments are between all those film websites (you can feel the hate/love for RED).
I agree with Tim. Since nowadays Filmmaker can do everything now, I understand to add everything your reel (I do it as well), but make explicit what you actually did.
Here is e.g. how I did it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O14KkYG3XFY
Well raw filming is not the only reason why filmmaker are using RED. I've choosen RED, because of the great sensor/color it delievers. The big resolution, the high framerate and the Raw/ Prores codecsare a big plus as well... I don't think RED will bother much about this announcement. They've already got a lot of problems woth the Scarlet-W/ Raven productions.
I wonder how long the editing tools will need to support the new Sony raw.
I actually wrote my bachelor thesis about the comparison of a smartphone production and dslr production. We were the first who did everything with smartphones and tablets (sound, light etc.) and got quiet a media push thanks to that. Soon we realised that there are some things that are even better than normal production methods and even help us when we work on daily tasks e.g. with a Red.
- There are slate apps which send a 1kHz sound. So even when it's loud on a set, you can find the signal in the post.
- Put your smartphone on a selfiestick, record with Sony audio recorder (and preset voice), and you'll get wave files which sound like a you've recorded with a Rode videomic.
- With apps like Pocket Softbox you have soft light in every color which are great for portraits or close ups