Magazine article American Cinematographer

New Products & Services

Magazine article American Cinematographer

New Products & Services

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Red Launches Helium 8K Sensor

Red Digital Cinema recently visited the ASC Clubhouse in Hollywood to showcase the newly unveiled Red EpicW W Red Weapon cameras with the company's Helium 8K S35 sensor, which allows for higher resolution in an S35 frame while maintaining the dynamic range found in the Red Dragon sensor. Both cameras feature the compact DSMC2 form factor.

The Epic-W 8K S35 camera captures 8K full-frame motion at up to 30 fps, produces ultradetailed 35.4 megapixel stills, and offers Super 35 lens coverage; the camera is capable of fast data speeds up to 275MB/S. The camera Brain is priced at $29,500.

The Weapon 8K S35 is the latest option in Red's Weapon line of cameras. The Weapon 8K features data speeds up to ЗООМВ/s, the ability to capture 8K full-frame motion at up to 60 fps, and a sensor upgrade path to the Red Dragon 8K VV. It is available for the same price as the Weapon 6K with Red Dragon sensor, at $49,500 for the Brain.

Red also announced special pricing on these new cameras for registered Red camera owners - as well as those that have placed a deposit for Red Raven and Scarlet-W - starting at $14,500. Full eligibility details are available at

Additionally, Red has announced an improved imageprocessing pipeline, including new color science. These improvements will be available in-camera on all Brains with a Helium sensor, and will be available in postproduction to all footage shot on Red cameras. The new image-processing pipeline will be made available via free firmware and software upgrades.

All of Red's DSMC2 cameras offer excellent dynamic range with the ability to record simultaneous Redcode Raw and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HR. The cameras also adhere to the company's dedication to "obsolescence obsolete," a core operating principle that allows current Red owners to upgrade their technology as innovations are unveiled and move between camera systems without having to purchase entirely new gear.

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Angenieux, Band Pro, Jebsen Partner for EZ Lens Series

Thales Angenieux, in collaboration with Band Pro Film & Digital and Jebsen Industrial Technology Co., has announced the Angenieux Type EZ Series, which currently comprises two fast and lightweight zoom lenses that integrate a modular design based on Interchangeable Rear Optics (IRO) technology. Designed for both Super 35mm and FFA/istaVision digital motion-picture cameras, the Type EZ series combines the flexibility necessary for run-and-gun shooting with high optical quality at an affordable price.

Both lenses in the Type EZ Series allow the rear lens group to be exchanged between Super 35mm (up to 30mm image diagonal) and VistaVision (up to 46mm image diagonal). The Type EZ-1 is a standard zoom lens with a zoom factor of 3x. When configured for S35 cameras, the focal range and aperture are set to 30-90mm (T2); by exchanging the rear lens group, the lens becomes a 45-135mm (T3), covering an image circle up to 46mm diagonal. The Type EZ-2 is a wide zoom lens with a zoom factor of 2.7x. When configured for S35 cameras, the focal range and aperture are set to 15-40mm (T2); by exchanging the rear lens group, the lens becomes a 22-60mm (T3), covering an image circle up to 46mm diagonal.

Both lenses are built in a full metal casing with internal thermal drift compensation, which allows focus to remain constant when the temperature changes. Focus, zoom and iris can be controlled precisely due to the wide rotation angle of the three control rings, which are also equipped with standard cinema-industry gear teeth. The lens size remains consistent across the zoom range due to the internal focusing and zooming mechanism. Users can easily configure these lenses to support different imaging formats and different lens mounts - PL, EF or E - on their own, without returning their lenses to service centers.

Full-frame EZ zooms will cover Red 8K VV and Red cameras recording at resolutions higher than 5. …

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