Shoot 4K in Victoria! Cormorant Pictures is now shooting on RED

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We are now ready to roll 4k footage on your next project with the Scarlet X from Red.

Last week Chris got together with some colleagues and went on over to Cinevic in Oak Bay to get certified on the newly available Scarlet X light-weight package also known as Pdn’s Video Camera of the year.
For those new to the magic of 4K, it is essentially an image with approximately 4 times the size and information as HD. Now you might wonder why that is important, especially when so many of the films we produce are for the web or mobile delivery. Well, no one here is saying that there is anything wrong with HD and the wide variety of awesome HD capable CMOS cameras we already shoot with, but it is important simply because the truth about 4K as shot on the Red platform is that once you or your customers or clients have seen it…. you and they wont want to look at anything else.

In addition to the the size of the 4K image (see aspect comparison graph to the left of this post or at the bottom)  it offers many other great advantages in terms of image control that both the camera operator and editor can utilize at any stage in the production workflow. This means a quantum leap forward in the flexibility that we have in manipulating images at full resolution. Gone are the days of image noise and tacky filters when you shoot 4K you know that no matter what we do to the footage after wards it will always look crisp and clean.

The Scarlet can also be used for stunning 5K still images and this means when you hire us with this package you get better than raw still photography and video all at one daily rate.

And with our brand new CS 6.5 post production suit and our range of new shoulder mounted and track based stabilization systems we have ensured that we are ready to fully handle the creative power of 4K acquisition in 2013. Please get in touch with us if you want to know more about having your next video project shot on RED.

We hope to have some Scarlet footage up soon so keep checking in.

A big thanks to Brian and the team at Cinevic for bringing the camera into the victoria rental market, and for all the great work they do supporting local film and filmamkers.

To learn more about 4K and the Scarlet check out this article

Click on the image below to learn more about 4k, HD and cinema formats.

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