At Facebook’s F8 developer conference, the company has announced some exciting news: Facebook and RED are teaming up to develop a high-end, professional VR camera system. It will reportedly be able to capture hi-res imagery in so-called 6DoF (six degrees of freedom). The viewers will be able to explore the high-quality content in real time within virtual reality.
With disappointing iPhone X sales, and the overall reduction in iPhone sales, it seems Foxconn are branching out. And they’re brancing out into the 8K prosumer video market, if Nikkei Asian Review’s report is accurate. They say that Foxconn are teaming up with cinema camera manufacturer RED to make professional quality and affordable cameras available for the general public.
Given that RED’s current 8K Weapon systems cost somewhere in the region of $50K once you buy all the associated bits, that’s one heck of a goal. Nikkei say that Foxcon are “seeking new revenue sources to compensate for weakening smartphone demand”, and that they want to “reduce its business dependence on Apple”. Apple currently accounts for more than 50% of Foxconn’s sales.
If you’re a tech geek, I guess you find it interesting to see how the cameras are made, repaired or torn down. If you also dream of owning a RED camera (or you’re so lucky that you already do), this video will be a real treat for you.
On their YouTube channel, RED Digital Cinema has published a video that takes you behind the scenes of their factory in Irvine, California. It lets you take a peek into their premises and see how the famous RED cameras are being born. And there’s small preview of RED’s new $80,000K Weapon with Monstro 8K VV sensor.
RED has recently announced Hydrogen One, their very first smartphone. There was only one mysterious render photo with the announcement, but now there’s finally something more to see. Marques Brownlee had an exclusive chance to get his hands on a couple of prototypes. In his latest video, he shares the first hands-on with RED’s smartphone of modular design and with a holographic display.
Dropping $20K on a camera something that most high school students wouldn’t consider. Hell, dropping $20K on a camera isn’t something most adults would consider, either, for that matter. But budding young filmmaker, Thad Swift, wanted to make a solid commitment to his career. And what better way to do it than buying yourself a RED Scarlet-W cinema camera?
And, no, it wasn’t bought for him, nor did he get any no loans. He earned the money to pay for it himself, doing what he loves, over the course of about 9 months or so. Making films. It just goes to show what you can do when you set yourself a goal and dedicate yourself to it.
Remember we tried to guess whether RED is working on their first smartphone? Well, we guessed correctly. After the vague announcement from last week, RED has now officially released Hydrogen One, their very first smartphone.
Hydrogen One is an Android smartphone, a full holographic device that features 2D and 3D virtual and augmented reality. What’s more, it works work with RED Scarlet, EPIC, and Weapon cameras as a high-quality monitor and remote control.
When we featured the patent for RED’s very first camera phone – it seems we were onto something. RED’s founder James Jannard himself has announced that something new is coming from the company. This time, it won’t be anything related to RED cameras, but it’s an entirely new product category.
Famous digital camera company RED seems to be preparing something new in their line – a smartphone with a 6K camera. According to a patent filed by RED’s James Jannard and other inventors, they are developing a new and improved “multi-layer handheld electronic device.” Apparently, it will be a smartphone of unique design for more stable grip. But what’s more interesting – it could have an integrated 6K 3D camera and an ability to mount external lenses.
This is, by far, one of the most entertaining unboxing videos I’ve seen in a long time. I’ve been a fan of Linus Tech Tips for a good while now. I’ve seen them grow from a channel of less than 100,000 followers to almost 4 million today. I’ve also seen the equipment they use change and evolve over that time. The new cameras and lenses, and the computers to handle it all.
Recently, they installed a 1 Petabyte upgrade to their server room. This is to handle all of the footage coming from their new 8K RED Weapon cameras. Now we get to see exactly what that camera order includes. The total cost for two cameras and associated accessories comes in at around $138,000, and less than $100,000 of that was on the cameras themselves.
I initially refused to believe it when this photo came across my feed. My eyes aren’t broken! I can see they’re strawberries, and they’re definitely red. They have to be trolling us with this image, right?
I immediately took it into Photoshop and used my color picker because I just had to prove myself that my eyes aren’t deceiving me.