New Gear: RED WEAPON DSMC2 OLPF

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The newly released, redesigned DSMC2 OLPFs for RED WEAPON DRAGON are now available for rental at 3GR. A redesigned, one-screw system allows for easy OLPF swapping in the field. The RED WEAPON automatically recognizes and adapts to the specific attributes of each OLPF.

DSMC2 OLPF’s are now available for rental with RED WEAPON DRAGON.

The DSMC2™ Standard OLPF (optical low-pass filter) offers the perfect balance of light gathering and protective qualities for most shooting environments. With optimal colorimetry, IR protection, and optical glare reduction in a wide variety of lighting conditions—the DSMC2 Standard OLPF is the ideal solution when your shooting schedule demands that you’re always ready to capture the perfect shot.

The DSMC2™ Skin Tone-Highlight OLPF (optical low-pass filter) captures and preserves color quality in highlights, bright colors, and well-lit environments.

The DSMC2™ Low Light Optimized OLPF (optical low-pass filter) provides excellent color and tone reproduction in dim to dark environments. Use this OLPF to capture and preserve color quality in mid-tones, darks, and shadows.

New Gear: RED MINI-MAG 512GB + 1TB

Our first shipment of RED MINI-MAG 512GB and RED MINI-MAG 1TB arrived today. Available to rent immediately.

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From RED:

The RED MINI-MAG® is the smallest, fastest, and most powerful media option available. Compared to their predecessor, the REDMAG® 1.8”, RED MINI-MAGs have faster read/write speeds to support higher frame rates and resolutions with minimal compression.

RED MINIMAG data transfer speeds are up to 50% faster on WEAPON, compared to their speeds on EPICDRAGON. Capable of supporting simultaneous R3D and Apple ProRes recording on DSMC2™ camera systems—RED MINI-MAGs offer the ideal media solution—whatever your workflow might be.

Manufactured from robust aluminum, RED MINI-MAGs offer rugged reliability in a compact form factor. Available in multiple capacities, standard grey models provide maximum read/write speeds up to 225 MB/s—while the turbo-charged red models can achieve up to 300 MB/s for even lower REDCODE® compression.

Shot on EPIC DRAGON: Chef’s Table, Season 2

Chef’s Table – Season 2

The James Beard Award-winning Netflix original is back for round two, traveling the world to meet more of the world’s most captivating chefs and tell their stories. The series is shot by DPs Will Basanta and our very own Featured Filmmaker, Adam Bricker, using our Red Epic Dragon cameras with Leica Summicron and Summilux primes.

This season includes Brazil’s Alex Atala, Slovenia’s Ana Ros, San Francisco’s Dominique Crenn, Mexico’s Enrique Olvera, Thailand’s Gaggan Anand, and Chicago’s Grant Achatz.

If you haven’t had a chance to watch the first season, definitely check it out!

 

More to Come

Later this year, Netflix will release four special episodes featuring the world’s most renowned French chefs. Watch this space for release date and inevitably gorgeous trailer whenever that drops.

Early 2017 will bring yet another set of 6 chefs from around the world to your screen.

 

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New Gear: Diopter Tray

 

This is one of those little things that can have a big impact on the flow of your shoot.

Introducing: our new diopter tray from Cinema Hardware, now available for rent from 3GR.

Machined from solid aluminum with stainless steel hardware, the tray fits 138mm diopters up to +2, using the width of 2 standard filter trays in a standard Arri style 4 x 5.65 MB.

Paired with a studio matte box, like our Arri MB-20, it frees up space for a pola, or simply makes diopter swaps more streamlined. Want to use a diopter with a lightweight, clip-on matte box? Using a tray allows you to pop one into our LMB-25 as well.

Try it – you’ll wonder how you ever shot using diopters without it.

Ask for the tray the next time you rent a set of diopters from us here at 3GR. Click here for a quote.

Shot on RED WEAPON: a dragon on fire.

For your entertainment on this fine Saturday: a Red DRAGON on fire at 72fps in 6K

Aside from being generally awesome, the video shows the durability of a newly developed rehoused Canon 24mm F/2.8.

The lens comes with your choice of aluminum or titanium back, and happens to be bulletproof – and, as it turns out, flame retardant!

You know, for the next time you’re shooting in a war zone and/or volcano.*

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This rugged bad boy is a creation of Global Dynamics United, RED President Jarred Land’s side project for making bulletproof lenses and these (strangely NSFW) shirts and hats?

They’re available to reserve here.lauten-lens1-600x600 (1)

Additionally – if you’d like to flaunt one of these (purportedly very soft) shirts for pretty ladies, I’m pretty sure they’re on Amazon Prime too.

 

* Please DO NOT use 3GR’s cameras in war zones and/or volcanoes. Or really in any situation that carries a high risk of being shot at/lit on fire in general.

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