"In collaboration with Howard Hall, Gates ‘bulletproof’ housings extend to 4K digital cinema imaging."
The RED camera has had an interesting launch. This beautiful peice of optical engineering magnificence looked to many to be too good to be true. With resolution of roughly 4 times that of HD, and prelaunch images that look like something out of a sci-fi flick, who could blame those who didn't want to first beleive. Then on Sept 1st, the news and images of the first batch of 25 RED cameras hit the web and turned the nay sayers into beleivers. RED has developed a team of the best engineers in imaging, optics and data compression to create a camera that creates a whole new level of imagery for film makers.
According to RED "the RED ONE™ camera is a future-proof acquisition system you can build upon. RED ONE™’s modular design means you can upgrade with us as we add new features, accessories and improve system specifications."
Price? It's not cheap, but if you are shooting professionally it is within a realistic budget, sort of...
From the Gates press release:
DEEP RED will be classically Gates: reliable fingertip mechanical controls, durable ‘bulletproof’ machined aluminum, depth rating to 300 feet / 92 meters, and 2-year renewable warranty.
DEEP RED will be also developed with the collaborative support of Howard Hall, a 30 year veteran of underwater imaging successes in TV, feature film and IMAX productions.
“Development of the RED camera is a landmark in motion picture capture, as different from video as video is from film and better than both.” remarks Mr. Hall. “The Gates DEEP RED housing will be a “no-compromise” solution to taking this technology underwater. Working with Gates I plan to create a housing that incorporates all of the control and practicality I have always required for professional underwater motion picture cinematography.”
Gates expertise in precision optics and ongoing partnership with Fathom Imaging will produce the clearest, sharpest undersea images from DEEP RED – an absolute requisite with 4K, a format with 4 times greater resolution than HD, and 24 times more than SD.
For further information on this and other Gates products, visit GatesHousings.com.
For further information on RED Cameras, visit Red.com.
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