RED Raven

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...
Canon EOS 80D Unboxing

Canon EOS 80D video shoot tests and resource guide

The big news out of Canon when it comes to its mid-range DSLR line-up is the brand new EOS 80D. The follow-up to the 70D has been a long time coming, as its predecessor first hit the market in 2013. Three years is an eternity by modern camera manufacturing...
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...
Should I still buy a Canon EOS 70D given it has no 4K?

4K Hype: Should you still buy a Canon 70D?

It might be one of the biggest, and most concerning, questions camera buyers have been asking themselves this year. Do I need 4K? More specifically, I've been shooting on the amazing Canon EOS 70D DSLR since it was released in 2013, and get the question all the time (most recently in...
The Cult of RED - RED Raven cinema camera

RED Raven and Stark Insider: The Cult of RED

RED Raven digital cinema camera. The fastest $1,000 I've ever spent. Had I been lured, like so many before me, by the Cult of RED?
Sony Alpha a7S mirrorless camera

Top 5: Best DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras for Shooting Video

Need help picking a camera to shoot video? Here's a list of the top 5 best DSLR and mirrorless cameras that should be on your short list. Featuring cameras from Canon, Sony, Blackmagic and Panasonic.