Carlos Acosta shows off his prototype shoulder mount for the F23
Carlos Acosta shows off his prototype shoulder mount for the F23 at the Band Pro booth. Fully flexible configuration: grips rotate freely or lock down, and adjust laterally, vertically, and in or out. Shoulder pad is positionable and can be angled; split foam padding velcroed in place allows easy changes, such as a thicker pad on the “outboard” side for better balance. Completely tool-free adjustment and assembly, too; and squeak-free by design. Nice work!
Canon XL H1s: new lens with better focus ring, iris ring; tweaked control ergonomics; expanded picture-rendering menus: an incremental improvement of an already capable HDV camcorder.
RED Scarlet mockups: Check out Mike Curtis’ NAB coverage for all the RED NAB details.
Scarlet. 2/3″ 3k sensor, 8x fixed zoom, $3k. Shipping 2009?
RED Epic. S35mm sensor, 5k, $40k; $17.5 trade-in on RED ONEs. Shipping 2009?
Real BNCs and full-size XLRs: RED IS capable of learning from mistakes. Now, if only they could incorporate real BNCs (at least) in future RED ONE builds…
Next: more RED stuff; s.two
The new RED 300mm prime (I think; lenses are labeled with relieved but unfilled marks. Unlike, say, a DigiPrime, you can’t tell what new RED lens is mounted by glancing at it as it isn’t labeled for ready recognition).
Business end of the 300mm.
RED 18-85mm. The mechanicals on these new lenses are FAR superior to the distressingly coarse action of the 18-50mm.
RED primes reworked with new mechanicals.
RED R/C helicopter. As far as I know, it’s not for sale. But it’s in the RED tent, so you never know…
S.two’s 4k-capable digital film recorder (uncompressed disk storage), a mere snip at $50K; S.two’s Steve Roach demos live de-Bayering and aspect-ratio correction of an Arri D21’s raw images made with a 150mm anamorphic lens.
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