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Old     (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       04-04-2008, 1:49 PM Reply   
Old     (blake_hughes)      Join Date: May 2004       04-04-2008, 2:07 PM Reply   
I have no idea what that is... But I want one.
Old    mobster            04-04-2008, 2:28 PM Reply   
The Oakley Red out of my price range but are great system , Waiting for the Scarlet
Old     (cali_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-04-2008, 3:38 PM Reply   
I would but.......


Haha, to bad its not mine!

Ryan, how are you liking the image?

Have you decided on a workflow yet? Its not the most fun process to the camera but its well worth the wait!
Old     (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       04-04-2008, 4:26 PM Reply   
RED workflow FTMFL...
Old     (cali_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-04-2008, 4:39 PM Reply   
Well its not too bad, mine working for me so far, i wish i had my desktop on set but ehh its still not bad. We get to watch dailies every night and i have time to edit while downloading between renders, as long as i get to color in scratch im not really worried. But at a smaller scale, rendering out in Redcine kinda sucks...
Old     (parkcityxj)      Join Date: Mar 2001       04-04-2008, 5:43 PM Reply   
That's the Oakley RED Camera. It supposedly has insane specs on it, but I know nothing about video cameras. It's funny a close friend of mine has been filming/making the Oakley Women's Team Vid this year, traveling the world and what not. He's hasn't even gotten his hands on it. He's going to film Dallas Friday sometime soon as well for the vid.
Old     (cali_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-04-2008, 5:59 PM Reply   
Well its not actually Oakleys camera, the guy who owns oakley designed it. I heard he sold all his shares as well....not sure if thats true though...
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-04-2008, 8:07 PM Reply   
Did he design it or just pay for the development of it? I know he was posting a lot on Anyhow that's pretty sweet, what kind of system throughput do you need to edit?
Old     (cali_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-05-2008, 10:43 AM Reply   
Well on set im using my Macbook Pro 2.66, 2Gb of ram with a G Speed es 4TB Raid through Esata. I edit at home with my MacPro.

With that said it really depends on the workflow, its pretty detailed so i will give you the short version, haha.

The camera shots a raw file that is call a ".R3D file" thats the raw 4K file. Along with that file it also has 4 quicktime "Proixe" files, which are basically just quicktime skeletons that reference back to the .R3D file. It has a full res 4k, 2k, .5k, and a smaller one, not sure what exactly it is. But working with just the proxies you dont need to big of a system, you can use the proxies to your liking and just online it back in Redcine or Scratch. Rendering out of Redcine is the part where you will need a big system, but even then your still waiting. With my desktop it take 30 to 1 to render out 4k as a 1080P ProRes.

Its tedious but the image is so dang good! Plus how cool is this camera, im on a shoot right now and once they shot out a drive, i download it and bring it straight into FCP or Redcine and i have 4K on my laptop, minutes after there down with the scene.
Old     (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       04-05-2008, 10:44 PM Reply   
You had my at "ladies..." Nice rig Ryan, I can see why you have a box of kleenex on the table!

Travis... "i download it and bring it straight into...." Yeah me too, but that's with the P2 card and it's only 1080i.. :-(

btw - I shoot all my footage in 4k.. and then compress it down to the web or SD DVD.... ha!
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-06-2008, 7:49 AM Reply   
I get it, you edit it using the QT proxie and then online with a dedicated system. I'll bet even the QT proxies look pretty damn good. Doesn't sound like much of a system for run and gun though! At 4K rez how many minutes (seconds?) of footage per gig and how does it handle sound?
Old     (cali_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-07-2008, 11:36 AM Reply   
You can for sure finish in the QT proxies, you just have to turn them into another codec if you would want to bring them into color to do your coloring or you could do it in FCP and export then be done. But you can only color and edit in the 2K proxies which are still pretty sweet looking. The image it self is kinda dark and cloudy, so you have to color it or....well you just need to.

To be honest, i haven't really compared minutes to gigs yet, each take is maybe 1 to 2 pages of dialog so 1 to 2 minutes of footage is like 1GB to 2GB each clip haha. Each Red Drive is 320GB, it will hold 2 1/2 hours of just 4K. Anything above 24 or 30 FPS is 2K.

As far as sound, im pretty sure you cant just plug into the camera, you have to run your mics through a mixer to the camera. We have a sound guy, and he was saying that its 24bit audio that is woven into the video or something like that? Not too sure, but im having it backed up onto another audio recording device (Fostex FR2). It sounds good, nothing has really got me worried. It does bug out sometimes and we lose the proxies & audio do to certain errors, not sure why. We just change out the drives after every scene to avoid those errors. has a lot of good info, and if you are interested in the technology i would suggest downloading the drivers and Redcine from . There is also another site that you can probably find on reduser where it lets you download other peoples footage for you to play wround with and test the .R3D files.

Dave - I know what you mean with the compression, why shoot 4K if it will be going to the web? But the cool thing is that you can just re-adjust the frame size and it looks better then just compressing it, but i still get what you mean. But also think about the other end! If you get to go to the big screen, no worries!
Old     (nickbot)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-07-2008, 1:52 PM Reply   
i don't understand anything you guys are talking about...
Old     (wakesurf12)      Join Date: Jun 2003       04-07-2008, 2:07 PM Reply   
Well, I am going to have to admit that it is not my camera but I figured people would want to see it. I farted around with it today for a bit and it is definitely sweet. I am super stoked to shoot with it. Its just getting the whole workflow thing down that is going to be a challenge.
Old     (cali_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-07-2008, 4:30 PM Reply   
I feel ya Ryan, try , that can be really helpful or give me a shout, im on an Indie Feature right now and im using the workflow everyday so if you got any questions feel free to ask.
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-07-2008, 6:19 PM Reply   
Sounds like it's using some sort of compression scheme if you're getting that much footage per gig. I remember the HVX was 4 minutes per 4 gig P2 card at 720p60.


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