RED has had a reasonably… attention-grabbing historical past. With advertising and marketing campaigns typically stuffed with a lot of massive guarantees and hype that actually didn’t ship, Effectively, it’s not only a one-off. RED has had a behavior of rejecting your actuality and substituting their very own (I’m being good) and deceptive clients for fairly some time now. Not least of which was the declare that they designed and made their very own sensors from scratch.
However this attention-grabbing video popped up at present overlaying a subject that I don’t bear in mind ever listening to something about earlier than. In 2008, RED introduced their new collection of cameras with a number of sensor choices together with an enormous 28K decision 617 Mysterium Monstro sensor. It’s a part of Body Voyager’s “Deserted Cameras” collection and it’s a captivating collection to spend a while watching!
It appears just like the collection remains to be in its very early days as there are solely three episodes to date, however they’ve posted one every week for the final three weeks going deep into the histories of cameras from RED, AJA and Blackmagic, so I anticipate there’ll be extra to return. However every video takes a deep dive into the historical past of the cameras that appear to have didn’t dwell as much as expectations, like the unique full-sized Blackmagic URSA digicam.
In the mean time, the collection appears to focus totally on cinema cameras. So, whether or not we’ll see some the deserted DSLRs and mirrorless just like the Nikon D400 stays to be seen, however no matter which cameras are finally lined within the collection because it progresses, it’s attention-grabbing to see and listen to why every one failed. Was all of it simply (allegedly) hyped-up vapourware just like the RED 617 Mysterium or have been they plagued with bugs just like the URSA?
Body Voyager has one other 10-15 cameras on his checklist to make movies about within the coming weeks and that checklist seems to be evergrowing. In response to a touch upon one among his movies that he’s “including extra as everybody retains mentioning extra that I didn’t even find out about”.
Given how far digicam expertise has come within the final decade it’s attention-grabbing and considerably amusing to listen to the optimism of among the firms from again then about what they claimed their cameras might do. For a few of them, it’s most likely not going to be a lot of a shock that they didn’t make it, on condition that by the point they introduced it to market they’d already be out of date.