LOS ANGELES — Red Digital Cinema (red.com) showed off its range of DSMC2 cameras at Cine Gear Expo LA 2017, including the Scarlet-W, Epic-W, Weapon 8K S35 and Weapon 8K VV, as well as workflow options covering the company's new image processing pipeline (IPP2), HDR and 8K. The company was also involved in panels at Cine Gear, including one with director Nicholas Schrunk and members of Red Bull Media House’s production team.
The group discussed the making of the feature documentary Blood Road, which follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam. Their goal was to reach the crash site and final resting place of Rusch’s father, a US Air Force pilot shot down over Laos.
Henry Braham, DP for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, discussed filmmakers’ growing preference for shoots with larger format digital cameras. He shot the new Guardians feature on Red’s Weapon 8K VV. He was joined by producer/actor/writer Dean Devlin, who discussed how new formats are driving an evolution in big screen filmmaking.
Red demonstrated a realtime 8K workflow that showcased 8K Helium R3D playback illustrating RAW metadata control and adjustments. Powered by Silverdraft’s liquid-cooled Demon ultra-workstation, the footage originated from Red DSMC2 cameras in the booth. All of Red’s cameras offer high image quality, dynamic range and the ability to simultaneously record Redcode RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR/HD.