Red Cameras: Modular, Upgradable, Breakthrough Resolution, the Future of Cameras

The Red Camera Company had already made digital video cameras that are better than 35 mm film cameras at one tenth the cost.

The Red Camera Company had already made the Scarlet and Epic [Epic higher end] line of video cameras You are able upgrade EVERYTHING as technology advances. Every component, on an individual level, can be upgraded and improved. The RED ONE is a modular system that can be upgraded. Scarlet and EPIC are completely modular and upgradeable in every way.

RED CONFIGURATIONS

Sensors will range from 4.9 megapixels up to 261 megapixels and video resolution will range from 3000 lines (almost three times high definition lines and 7 times overall highdef resolution) to 28,000 lines (this goes beyond hivision also called ultra high definition 7,680 × 4,320 pixels)


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Prices ranging from $2500 to $55000. The highend cameras will have no competitors in terms of resolution and even the $55,000 price is a lot less than the 35mm film cameras that are currently used. Even the “lowend” video cameras are pushing what has been available for digital video camera resolution.

The Red Sensors
The Epic and Scarlet cameras at the Red Camera site


Here is the Scarlet camera

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Michael

thanks for the details and articles on your experience.

There probably needs to be a competition and prize for setting up higher and higher test tracks. Those are non-trivial challenges.

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P.S.

If you are interested, I just linked to your article, and added some additional comments on my blog, here: http://www.liftport.com/progress/wp/?p=1275

Thanks for your interest in the project. We appreciate the support. Take care. mjl

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while these are not "competition lifters" and are a little older versions, you can get a feel for some of this by looking at these videos:

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ElevatorToSpace

LiftPort Group climbed as high as 1500 feet, but then we had problems with the ribbon, and had to scrub the mission (ribbon was coming apart, and winding on the tread of the bot, and then the bot jumped its gears). But the goal was 1 mile! see the notes on the videos.

HOWEVER, this was a small 'bot compared to the ones for competition, and we used battery power, not lasers, for these video tests.

But this should give you an idea of the sway and motion of the system.

I too have significant concerns about this years proposed test. But i wish Spaceward (I used to be on the board there) and the rest of the teams the very best of luck. I am hopeful, but concerned. This challenge is very difficult, and worthy of a large prize. It would not surprise me at all, if there were a crater or two, when it is all over...

Take care. mjl

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I agree that the test track needs to be set up in advance to ensure a smoothly run event.

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Is it reasonable to expect that with the short development time ahead, the games organization will go ahead just fine and the competition will happen without major problems?

Seems like an ambitious goal to realize in such a short time - to go from a 100 m tether to 1 km. Even the 100 m tether had problems in the 2007 competition.

First of all, I'd really like to see the systems demoed well in advance of the actual competitions so that if there are any problems, solutions can be devised.