Shot on WEAPON DRAGON: Allied

Trailer for Allied, in theaters on November 23rd. Shot in 6K on RED WEAPON DRAGON w/  Leica Summicron-C and Summilux-C prime lenses by cinematographer Don Burgess. Directed by Robert ZemeckisAllied stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.

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New Gear: RED WEAPON DRAGON 6K Available for Rent

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RED WEAPON WOVEN CARBON FIBER 6K packages are now available for rental at 3GR.

RED WEAPON CF Tech Spec Highlights:
Shoot 6K 2.4:1 at up to 100 Frames Per Second.
— RED DRAGON Sensor w/ 16.5+ Stops of Dynamic Range.
3.3 lbs Lightweight Carbon Fiber Body
— Record Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD simultaneously with REDRAW
3D LUT Support

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DP Shane Hurlbut, ASC interview w/ RedShark

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Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC shared his thoughts on RED WEAPON and resolutions higher than 4K.

From RedShark:

On Resolution:
The quality of these digital sensors provide much more than a technical advantage, but an artistic advantage as well.  From a technical side, sure, we can “future proof” the quality by mastering in 4K UHD and releasing in 1080p today only to re-release our films in 4K UHD years later without having to scale the resolution where we lose quality over the image.  I point out the artistic advantage because I’m able to light scenes with less light, using more natural sources if I need to, but at the same time, with the RED Weapon, I am able to light as if I am shooting film.  There are very similar ratios to my lighting style and being able to bring that to life allows me to paint the picture in more ways than every before.

Most of the time, I’m shooting in 5K to stay within the Super 35 sensor, which is what is most common these days.  Having the ability to go to 6K if we need to quickly get a little wider or if we want to stabilize in post-production has become a huge advantage.  In some projects, we’re starting to bring in a lot more VFX, so having the added resolution makes a big difference with our VFX team, giving them a larger canvas to work with.

On RED:
The color space is what I love.  The RED sensor has such a soft and beautiful feel.  The skin tones are just incredible. RED really knocked it out of the park with this camera.  My images come alive, bringing the characters to life. It lets me feel like the camera is a character, which I feel was missing for a long time in the digital world.

Read the entire interview here on RedShark.

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.