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Stark Insider and RED Raven: BTS ‘All American Apple Pie’ shoot

Loni was back from London. And it was the weekend. Clearly, that could mean only one thing: time to test the new RED Raven camera. I had already shot some slowmo (high frame rate) tests with Raven and was very pleased with the image produced by the well-regarded Dragon sensor...
RED Raven slow motion HFR Test Video - Clinton Starkvideo

Diet Coke + H2O: RED Raven slow motion test (Video)

UPDATE: I wasn't pleased with the noise on my first cut. I re-shot some tests with Raven using ISO 320. Also I used REDlogFilm instead of REDgamma4, and used Lumetri Color to grade (not exactly a strength of mine). You can see the results at the end of the...
RED Raven Camera Unboxing

RED Raven: It’s Alive! (Unboxing)

I felt like Bryan Cranston was looking over my shoulder, "There she is!" Like in Refn's Drive, as I unboxed the new RED Raven camera, I felt as if I was in the vicinity of something packing ungodly power, cloaked in an inconspicuous body -- though certainly sexier than a Chevy Impala. It's serial...
RED Raven allocation email - Stark Insider

Stark Insider Road to RED: Allocation, accessories and… attitude

The Stark Insider Road to RED continues. Yesterday I received the much ballyhooed (at least amongst the REDuser community) "allocation email." The brief communication simply means a camera, in this case a Red Raven, has been allocated in my name, and will ship shortly: Nothing too exciting. Move along. In other news... Sure, but...

Stark Insider Road to RED Raven: It all starts with a handle

I have the handle. Now all I need is the camera. But this isn't just any ordinary camera handle. No, that's because it's designed and engineered for a RED camera. That means a few things. For one, it must, by law of the land of RED, have a wild name. So: "DSMC2 Outrigger...
Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K

Blackmagic cuts key feature, finally ships URSA Mini 4.6K cinema camera — on day of RED

Camera manufacturer faced classic tech marketing decision: ship partially complete product today and generate revenue, or engineer it further to meet original specifications, but risk further damaging customer loyalty.
Canon ESO Rebel T6 specs, announcement vs 70D and 80D

DSLR News: Canon intros $549 EOS Rebel T6, ships April – Should you buy?

Canon continues its attack on the DSLR market in early 2016 -- though those lusting for 4K! may want to avert their eyes. The big news earlier was the EOS 80D announcement, a mid-range option for video shooters attracted to the camera's nifty Dual Pixel auto-focus system (which no competitor...
Red Raven Cost and Thoughts

RED Raven and Stark Insider: The Cost of RED

When I think of RED, the camera company, there are several thoughts that come to mind. Lust, is one. Cinematic, another. But historically, the first thing that pops up when I hear or see the valhalla cinema camera brand known as RED is: out of my price range. Queue...