The Amazing Red One Camera System


I recently had the opportunity to shoot some test footage on the Red One Camera System and it is simply a new level of film making experience.  Lit with a 1-ton lighting package the test footage is striking.

Its hard to over-praise this system.

The specifications speak for themselves:

12 Megapixel Mysterium™

Physical Size
24.4mm x 13.7mm (Super35mm)

Active Pixel Array
4520 (h) x 2540 (v)

Full Pixel Array
4900 (h) x 2580 (v)

Dynamic Range
> 66dB

Depth of Field
Equivalent to 35mm Cine Lenses
(S16mm with windowed sensor)

Acqusition Formats

  • 4K (16:9, 2:1, and Anamorphic 2:1)
  • 3K (16:9, 2:1, and Anamorphic 2:1)
  • 2K (16:9, 2:1, and Anamorphic 2:1)

Delivery Formats*

  • 4K RGB
  • 3K RGB
  • 2K RGB
  • 1920×1080 progressive, RGB or 4:2:2
  • 1280×720 progressive, RGB or 4:2:2

Project Frame Rates

  • 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 fps 4K
  • plus 50, 59.94 and 60 fps 3K (windowed)
  • plus 75 and 120 fps 2K (windowed)

Video Preview

  • HD-SDI and HDMI preview including Look Around
  • 1280×720 progressive, 1280×720 progressive, 4:2:2

Digital Media

  • FireWire 800/400, USB-2 and e-SATA interfaces
  • RED DRIVE (RAID)™ hard disk drive (320GB)
  • REDFLASH™ flash memory drive (64 GB)
  • (CF) Compact Flash Module


  • 12 bit RAW 4K, 3K and 2K (windowed sensor)
  • 1 – 30 fps 4K
  • 1 – 60 fps 3K
  • 1 – 120 fps 2K

4 channel uncompressed, 24 bit, 48KHz

Monitoring Options

  • RED-LCD™ High Resolution Monitor
  • RED-EVF™ High Resolution Viewfinder

Around 10 lbs (without lens, battery and viewfinder)

Aluminum alloy

Temperature Ranges

  • Operating range: 0C to +40C (32F to 104F)
  • Storage range: -20C to +50C (-4F to 122F)

Nicole Leigh Jones

As with my many former friends, associates and acquaintances who have moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue their dreams of a successful career in film, I want to extend Nicole my most heartfelt encouragement on her trip to the West Coast.

Nicole Leigh Jones was my leading lady in my first feature film Shroud, and I hold her in very high regard not only as an actress but as a kind and professional person. Most people are only interested in advancing their own careers and interests, and it takes a rare person who is willing to contribute to another person’s dream.

Nicole is such a person.

Best wishes, Nicole.