If you follow developments in digital video like I do, you’ve probably been drooling over the Red One for quite some time now. I won’t attempt to explain the impact of the Red One in it’s entirety just yet, but I thought you might be interested in seeing an example of the Red One’s new feature: 120fps shooting. This lets you get true slow-motion footage, rather than creating it by interpolating frames in your edit system.
Mike Curtis has graciously posted footage over at ProVideo Coalition of Spencer chasing tennis balls. It’s worth a look.
The Red One, although vastly more affordable than it’s competitors, remains out of the price range of most small budget independents (at about $17,500 for the body alone), but it’s being put to good use by the likes of Steven Soderbergh, Peter Jackson, and Doug Liman.
To get a sense of the effect the Red One is having on the industry, consider Soderbergh’s reaction: “This is the camera I’ve been waiting for my whole career: jaw-dropping imagery recorded onboard a camera light enough to hold with one hand. I don’t know how Jim [Jannard, Red founder] and the Red team did it–and they won’t tell me–but I know this: Red is going to change everything”.