We first saw the RED One at the NAB show in 2007 when it was just a carved black painted balsa wood dream in a glass case in a never heard of before upstart camera company.  Sensing something game changing was in the air, we plunked down a 1K deposit and began waiting.  In winter of 2008 we took delivery of our Red One and this winter we took delivery of the last camera we hope to ever own . . . The RED Epic X.

By now the specs are well known, 5K resolution, more than 5 times the resolution of standard HD, HDR on demand in a video camera, the ability to shoot up to 300fps, 12 plus stops of dynamic range, used on feature film after feature film, Social Network, Pirates of the Caribbean, Prometheus, Winter’s Bone, chosen by directors, Ridley Scott, Peter Jackson and Rob Marshall.  Stills from the camera have graced the covers of Vogue, GQ, Interview and Vanity Fair.  That’s stills pulled from a video camera.

We’ve ridden the RED train from the beginning and we’re thankful to Jim Jannard and the RED team for building the camera of our dreams.  From a post perspective, we’ve been handling R3D files both as DIT’s on features to final delivery of downsampled 2K masters.  Here are a few frames of RED footage from a shoot this spring.


Epic Kit as of 4/1/12


  • Epic-X Brain
  • Side Handle
  • 5″Touch LCD
  • RedMote
  • Action Products, Audio Riser with 15mm Front Rods and rear XLR Connections
  • ET Top Plate
  • RED EVF and EVF Mount
  • RED 5.6″ LCD
  • RED Handle
  • Titanium PL Mount
  • OptiTek Nikon Mount

All lenses are Nikon mount modded with gear rings and 80mm fronts

Zeiss ZF Set

  • 18mm 3.5
  • 25mm 2.0
  • 35mm 2.0
  • 50mm 1.4
  • 85mm 1.4
  • Nikkor 105mm 1.4


  • Tokina 11-16mm  2.8
  • Nikon 17-35mm  2.8
  • Nikkor 35-70  2.8
Tiffen Variable ND and Step up/down rings




(4) RedVolts and (2) Travel Chargers
(2) Red Bricks
(4) IDX V-Mounts and Charger

RED Pro Battery Module

Mattebox: RED Pro Mattebox, Clip on 4×4.5
Petroff 4×4 mounts on 15mm rods
.3 and .6 ND’s

Miller 1505 3 stage Carbon Fiber Sticks
Cartoni Focus Head
Monopod w/ Benro B2 Head
Cinevate Atlas 20 Slider