A lot of information will be coming in from RED on their November 30th announcement. Subscribe to this post to get all of the updates as they come in.
We have gone through RED’s Nov. 30th announcement and subsequent forum posts with a fine tooth comb and posted the interesting details that might have slipped through the cracks for some.
- RED will be announcing a slew of accessories aimed at the Scarlet in the coming weeks
- Jarred states that the ‘machines’ are already churning out parts in order to meet the huge demand
- The fixed 8x fixed zoom lens on the 2/3″ Scarlet will be f2.4 and t2.6. Focal lengths have not been announced
- The 8x fixed zoom has three ND positions built in: OFF, .9ND, and 1.8ND
- Lens info from the 8x zoom is saved as meta data to the .r3d file
- Fixed Scarlet has Headphones, HDMI, RS422, Sync (Video and Shutter), Gigabit Ethernet and D.C Power in ports on the back
- A mini PL mount will come standard with the 2/3″ Cinema Scarlet brains. Seperately, it will cost less then $500
- The depth of field you can achieve at t1.5 on the miniRED primes is similar to an S35 lens at t4. ( Thanks David Mullen)
- The battery module for the fixed zoom kit was not announced as they have not decided which to include yet
- The auto focus built into all of the DSMC brains includes face tracking
- The focus knob on the REDmote Pro has a 2.5″ diameter
- The Bomb EVF has an internal heater built in for cold situations. Production will begin in Jan. ’10
- REDCODE 100 (now available on the 2/3″ Scarlets) will need SSD to handle that much data. REDCODE 42 works on all media
- The Epic brains will have the capability to overlay a frame from the previous scene
- Files can be copied off the media via gigabit ethernet
- Both the aluminum and magnesium DSMC bodies are going through thorough thermal and environmental testing right now. One design will be chosen based on the results
- The RED drive module will be very thin and allows current RED drives to be plugged into the DSMC system
- Remote camera control via 802.11 WiFi AND REDLink wireless interfaces
- There will likely be a discount on a full set of miniRED primes
Latest Scarlet pricing.
UPDATE 08.18.2011: Jarred just announced the REDmote Pro has had a complete re-design. We’ll post pics as soon as they are available. www.reduser.net/Ketch-Epic-Canon-Mount
ORIGINAL POST 11.30.2009: Jarred has just announced the REDMOTE PRO which has a built in wireless follow focus. The pro is $1,750 as opposed to $550 for the non pro version.
Both REDmotes disable their wireless signal when attached to the back of the brain.
RED now estimates that we will see the first 2/3″ Scarlets shipping right after NAB ’10 in May or June. Here are the latest estimates:
- Tattoo- early 2010
- EPIC S35 Stage 2- NAB 2010 (or shortly after)
- EPIC S35 Stage 3 & 4- pre-summer 2010
- Scarlet 2/3″ (both models)- May-June 2010
- Scarlet S35- Summer 2010
RED has priced the miniRED prime lenses for the 2/3″ fixed lens Scarlet at $950 per lens. The focal lengths have also changed slightly since the last update on these lenses.
- 6mm t1.5
- 8mm t1.5
- 16mm t1.5
- 25mm t1.5
- 50mm t2.9
The first three miniREDs (50mm, 25mm, 16mm) are finished and the 8mm and 6mm will be done in December. Jared has invited anyone to come to their Lakeforest location can view them projected. There will be a (as of yet undetermined) discount on a full set of miniREDs.
The fixed lens Scarlet kit now costs $4,750 and will include the following modules:
- Side CF module
- 2.8″ Touchscreen LCD
- REDVOLT battery and travel charger
The 2/3″ interchangeable brain has only increased to $2,750 while the S35 brain remains the same ($7k). Shipping for both is estimated to be around May – June 2010.
A few brand new features have been announced. HDR Stills Mode sounds fascinating.
- HDR Stills Mode
- REDCODE 100
- Advanced power save capabilities with camera “sleep” and “instant on” modes
- Independent Programmable Frame Guides and Menu overlays on Monitor Outputs
These are the first ever actual photos of the fixed lens Scarlet:
RED has announced that the pro version of RED Ray will be shipping around Jan – Feb ’10. The $1,000 consumer version will follow in Spring – Summer ’10. Here are the specs:
- Decode .R3D RAW files to 5K 30 fps
- Decode .RRD (RED RAY Distribution format) 4:4:4 files up to 4K @ 30 fps
- Up to 12 channels of compressed or uncompressed 24-bit audio
- Optional media and local link encryption
- Gigabit and Wireless 802.11b/g/n Ethernet
- Local Touch LCD UI and dedicated transport controls
- 4 x DVI-D Program Outputs (four 1080p / 2K image quadrants, A B C D)
- 4 x HD-SDI 3G Program Outputs (four 1080p / 2K image quadrants, A B C D)
- 1 x HDMI Preview Output with Audio
- 2 x DB-25 Digital Audio Outputs
- Rack mount
- Redundant power supply possible
- 4 x USB-2 ports
- e-SATA port
- GPIO and automation support
- FireWire 800 port
- 2 x Customizable front storage slots
- Compact Flash support
Here is a rendering of RED Ray Pro:
Jim Jannard’s Nov. 30th Scarlet announcement is only 6 hours away. Most people are hoping for finalized pricing on the Scarlet brains and 8x fixed zoom kit and info on the miniRED prime lenses. We had been hoping for a finalized release schedule for Scarlet but that seems unlikely after Jannard announced the 30 day delay due to ASIC issues. If we get any release date info for Scarlet it likely to be something very non specific, like “late 1st quarter ’09″.
Watch this post for updates as they come in.