All I Want For Christmas: RED 3-Axis Lens Control System

RED’s new wireless system for controlling focus, iris and zoom: Watch Demo Here.

RED 3 Axis

From RED’s Jarred Land:

We are proud to introduce the RED 3-axis lens control sytem, consisting of the RED WMD, the RED Lens Motors and the RED THC Hand Controller.

Priced at $14,500 for the full kit that includes all cables and batteries and travel case. The system is available to preorder on RED.COM and at AbelCINE for shipping in Feb.

There are systems at AbelCine in NY and LA as well as the RED Store in Hollywood now that you can go play with and next week there will be demo systems at RED UK at Pinewood.

Apart from the obvious features, one of the biggest advantages of using the RED system is that the WMD can inject metadata directly into the R3D files including Lens make , model and focal length, frame by frame focus zoom and iris readings (even on lenses without LDS or i Data)

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New Gear: Angenieux Optimo DP Zooms

Angenieux Optimo DP 7
We’re proud to add a pair of Angenieux Optimo DP Zooms to our glass collection. The Optimo DP 16-42mm and 30-80mm are extremely lightweight and compact PL mount zooms. Each lens weighs only 4.2lbs, making them an ideal choice for handheld and Steadicam operation. The aperture is fast at a T2.8 without any ramping. The optics are designed to fully cover RED Epic’s 5K Sensor. Available for rental immediately.

Angenieux Optimo DP 3

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