Posts Tagged ‘RED One


stereoscopic hdr shot on red one’s

Coming up for a quick air bubble, 8th week working on stereoscopic features and life couldn’t be better.

Check out this HDR Stereo test shot on Red One cameras, full reduser write up here:

proactively * peter


researching OpenEXR pipelines for .R3D post

I want to start with an update and share with you that REDucation is, to say the least, a blast.  Being on the studio lot and learning from the experts is a dream experience.  Their insight into real world best production practices and on set etiquette is exactly what I was looking for when I signed up. My expectations have been surpassed exponentially, kudos to Createasphere to producing on a stellar training hands on opportunity.

The first two days have been focused on field production and camera setups.  We’ve had the opportunity to get hands on with RED One cameras with both the original M sensor and the recently updated MX sensor.  Tomorrow we delve further into post workflows so I’ve been doing a bit of research on the OpenEXR format developed by ILM for VFX artists.

Click the above pic to go to the OpenEXR website.  ssentially, OpenEXR format provides both full float 32bit and half float 16bit formats.  Since .R3D files are 12bit linear they fit nicely in the half-float OpenEXR wrapper.  The OpenEXR website sums this up nicely, stating “For linear images, this format provides 1024 (210) values per color component per f-stop, and 30 f-stops (25 – 2), with an additional 10 f-stops with reduced precision at the low end (denormals).”  Seems like that would nicely accommodate the 18 stops of latitude produced by the upcoming EPIC.  Graeme Nattress has a great explanation for converting .R3D files to OpenEXR using REDCINE-X (click the image for the full thread):

FYI Storm from The Foundry also supports exporting .R3D’s to both OpenEXR formats.  In the meantime, I’ll be combing through all the OpenEXR documentation.  Looks like it would fit into potential pipelines as a RED HDRx container to send to VFX houses which I’d postulate the VFX editor would conform along with the rest of a program for final color grade in a Nucoda Filmmaster or Autodesk Lustre, both of which can work with OpenEXR natively.  Lustre has a pretty sweet collection of getting started tutorials which my hotel connection s too slow for me to watch tonight.  Sigh.

proactively • this one goes to 12bit • peter


5d mark ii – digital camera raw compatibility update

Happy New Year!  Think the Canon 5D Mark II isn’t top of mind over at Apple?


Think again.  Topping the list of the new RAW compatibility update, the 5D Mark II is poised to start the new year off right… with a DSLR filmmaking revolution!  And check out this new camera shootout from Zacuto, first seen (by me at least) over at the DCFCPUG website.

And if your mind is made up and you’re ready to pony up the bills for a 5dmarkii, check out the other DSLR cinematography stuff you might want to include in that order.


And enjoy this here ye olde video:

proactively • wondering what this new year will bring • peter


Awesome RED One Workflow Article

Props to Dan Carew at Indie 2.0 for posting a thorough documentation of his RED One production work flow. Read the post here. Particularly interesting are his Redcine bugs and workarounds:

  • Occasionally, in Leopard at least, files rendered out from RedCine will have a single frozen frame in place of one (or more) of the video clips. You can avoid this by going to the deleting the folder “RedCine” in folder “Library” on your main computer name under Places (in my case “carewdan”). Do this each time you use RedCine (a slight hassle, but much better than finding out, after 3 hours of rendering, that your eagerly awaited rendered output is corrupted). Each time you open RedCine, a new clean “Library” folder will be created. Just make sure that any “looks” and files you save are not saved to that “Library” folder. It’s wise to write down in a notebook in detail all the default settings for your “Project” and “Output”, as you’ll need to re-set these manually each time (because they get wiped when you delete the Library folder). This sounds like a hassle, but it’s not. Only takes about 15 seconds (and the process of manually setting those defaults each time makes you a lot more confident and quick in RedCine.)
  • In Color, changing the “Highlight” setting does not seem to do anything. I.e., you change the value, but nothing seems to happen. To solve this, after changing the “Highlight” value, click on the word “Brightness” (or “Shadow” or “Contrast”). This makes the change you made to Highlight value take effect.

Dan as a lot more cool RED posts like

The Missing Red One (Build 15) Camera Menu Guide

Making Real Movies with Red

Red’s Ted Schilowitz on Scarlet, Epic and SDK

Aweome stuff Dan, please keep it coming. proctively • peter


RED 3K Video at Film School

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And here’s a repost of the video for easy get-your-learn-on:

Also, found this awesome RED 1 unboxing video. Here it is for your viewing pleasure:

proactively • waiting for RED Scarlet updates • peter

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