They called us with another project they had planned to use the Red One for, but it didn’t take much to get them shooting EPIC-X instead! Especially when you are shooting on green screen, you want to get as much resolution and as little compression as possible. We were shooting at Full 5k all day with a 7:1 compression ratio. We went with the 7:1 compression ratio because it is a good medium ground between 3:1 (massive files sizes) and 12:1 (which is good enough for most footage). Most of the footage was shot slightly over-cranked at 30fps based on a 24fps time base. We stayed on our Red 18-85mm T2.9 Zoom lens all day. We love this lens! It is such a sharp lens and even though it vignettes a little at 18mm, it feels super-wide! We have considered getting a PL doubler for it, just to give us a little more range on the telephoto end. The camera performed perfectly! Thanks again to the Director, Brandon Windish and DP, Jon Wolding! It is always mind-blowing what these guys do!
We know that everyone is very interested in getting their hands on 5k footage so we are including a .R3D frame grab with this post! You can download that frame here. This is a .R3D snapshot of Brandon Windish. Apparently he isn’t afraid of being on either side of the camera =)
This is a highly compressed .jpg for reference =)