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mike123abc

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Well I was watching gamer and looked at the extras, an in there is a long discussion of the Red One 4k (4520 (h) x 2540 (v)) camera. Very interesting to watch!

It turns out Gamer was the first major motion picture shot with it. They included a 16 minute behind the scenes of the Red One camera.

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If you are not familiar with the Red One Camera it is meant to replace 35mm film by shooting 24fps, not like a video camera, but 24 4k pictures. It is designed to take all the lenses one would use on a 35MM film camera.

They also only costs 17k (compared to a 250k for a 35mm).
 
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I thought Gamer was the first major motion picture that was shot ENTIRELY on Red cameras. When RED first made it's debut at NAB 3 years ago, I saw it and they showed the first sneak preview of a major motion picture that used RED cameras but they only used RED for a portion of the production. Red has been used in a number of major pictures since but only for parts of the movie. It's image quality integrates seamlessly with film once film is converted to digital for the editing.
 

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It really makes you want one to have fun with... But at 30k for a package (Camera 17k, Lens 6.5k, other accessories), I will have to wait until the price comes down more.

It is just the technology that is so interesting. Real 12 megapixel images like a still camera, shot 24 (or 30) times a second. Except for the lens, the ability should reach the consumer level of pricing in 5 years.
 
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I don't think so.
Even if Che doesn't qualify by the "major motion picture" standard, "District 9" should.
And it was shot using 8 Red cameras (owned by P. Jackson) and released one month before Gamer (August vs. September 2009).

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Diogen.

Because Gamer was not a good enough movie to secure a summer release date. Gamer was shot before District 9. Gamer principle photography was in 2007, District 9 was 2008. Also I believe (would have to watch it again) they used cameras #6 and #7 for the shoot.
 
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