REDucation - Real world RED camera training


Ben Sherriff TV-Bay Magazine
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by Ben Sherriff
Issue 101 - May 2015

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March saw the REDucation training workshop arrive in London at the Met Film School in Ealing Studios West London. I've used a Red One but have yet to work on a shoot where I can get my hands dirty with the newer cameras they manufacture (Epic-X, Scarlet, Dragon and now Weapon). When I was asked to attend the course and write up the experience by Kit Plus magazine I naturally jumped at the opportunity. The course is run over two days in the UK and so there is a lot of information to pack into the 18 hours of guided tuition, lead by John Marchant, Dado Valentic and Steve Johnson. Sam Measure was present from the RED Bombsquad at Pinewood and assisted the groups in setting up of cameras and answering technical questions. Jon Theobald and several recent Met Film School graduates were also assisting the groups once we got started with the cameras.

The course was neatly broken down into camera setup and operation, shooting, workflow, some colour theory and post-production overviews. It began by covering operations from basic to advanced, the user interface (the menu often puts people off), shooting great images, testing the camera, tips and tricks, inside knowledge and info, 'touch every button' and camera builds. As the participants of the course were all introduced to one another in the first half hour it was clear that there was a wide range of experience, professions and interest in the room. From high end stills photographers, their crew, facility company staff, filmmakers, RED owners, resellers, small production companies, to the likes of me - freelance operators, DoPs and directors from the world of Music Video, Fashion, Documentary, Independent Film, Broadcast and Corporate production.

From an operators or self shooters perspective it was useful to go through some of the essential maintenance procedures such as cleaning the sensor, changing the OLPF (Optical Low Pass Filter) and also the most base level of setup - charging batteries, navigating the first level of the menu and optimising the fan settings and formatting your media. One key nugget of information here, for example, was to allow the camera to warm up for about 10-15 minutes before you begin shooting with it - and also before you calibrate the black shading of the camera. This is something that I would always do with any rental camera since you have no way of knowing how recently this was done with any hire.

Red Log Film 50mm t5.6 / 180 deg shutter / 5K / 95.83 fps / 12:1 RC. The right image shows the same frame converted to RED Gamma 3 Colour - Super flexible Colour spaces
The best thing about RED is the RAW workflow, but this workflow demands a specific approach and understanding of how to get the most out of it. It really depends on what you are producing for and how much time and consequently budget you have in post to deal with your images. Second to that one cannot fail to mention the overall build quality - the cameras are not low cost but the high quality manufacture of the modular system and constituent parts - the 'ecosystem' is considerable. The RED One is the camera that arguably ignited the Digital Cinema revolution and really made world class experienced directors and cinematographers believe that Digital Cinema cameras would and could soon offer greater latitude and dynamic range than traditional film stock. Now with many of the digital cameras out there we are at a point where Digital Cinema technology far exceeds the visual capability of what was previously achievable on film. But what is so different and special about RED? For those who are converted to it - it is like a religion, something for them to shout from the rooftops and evangelise over. I was keen to find out.

The strangest thing for me or anyone coming from a background of shooting with the correct White Balance in camera, the right ISO setting, perfect exposure and so on and so forth is to understand that with RED RAW you are not restricted to the settings that were on camera at the time of recording - Colour Space and Gamma, White Balance, RGB, Saturation, ISO, Shadow, DRX and Contrast are all data that can later be manipulated. With that in mind we were instructed to shoot by recording 'as much light as necessary', but not so much that important highlights we wish to retain were blown out. This seemed to me an interesting point, but if I'm honest one that I typically follow whatever the digital system I am working with:

More light = less noise and therefore better images. It is always far easier in post to scale information back a little than to bring up shadows that are underexposed - this will only ever introduce unwanted noise.

Where RED comes into its own is the control in post over the ISO and especially FLUT. FLUT enables the DiT or Editor / Colourist to very subtly change the exposure of an image in a non-incremental way - unlike ISO, which happens incrementally. This is extremely useful as you can overexpose by half a stop or more when shooting and then bring it back to a correctly exposed level in post or at first light grade. That way making sure we have the highlights texture and we do not have any area of the image with too little light that we can't adjust. This is by far and away one of the most distinctive and advantageous points of the RED workflow. The exposure dynamics are extremely forgiving. Perhaps one of the cameras strongest points is also its weakest - There could be an over-reliance on this latitude by over zealous operators, similarly I don't think that shooting at a high resolution simply so you can 'reframe in post' is a good option - the DoP has hopefully placed a great deal of attention to framing to get things right first time. But, that's just my opinion and a whole different conversation - back to the course. In the afternoon of the first day we spent a good hour and a half shooting camera tests. We looked at compression ratio settings and experimented with the various available resolutions, frame rates and ratios. Both the modularity / form of the cameras and the advantages of RAW recording and Log colour space are key selling points that other manufacturers have certainly reacted to (including Arri). The ability to set in camera the compression ratio used as well as load in pre-made LUTs (and soon 3DLUTs) allows exceptional flexibility in the way that you can set the camera up depending on your final delivery and platform.

The extremely talented and charismatic Dado Valentic headed up the second day, Dado clearly had passion and emotion for his work and it rubbed off on the participants whom all needed the energy after loosing an hours sleep to the British Summertime clock change. Dado covered lots of ground: colour science and theory, grading, DiT, workflow overviews, DaVinci Resolve and the RED Cine-X software. Now this is a lot to fit into a day of course you could spend weeks, months and certainly years learning these subjects, but what Dado managed to do was to present complex technical, mathematical and artistic information in a way that was easy for everyone in the room to understand. Dado took footage the groups had shot the previous day in the camera tests and took us through the Cine-X software and later into Resolve, having someone as talented as Dado really demonstrated how the flexibility of the system can be maximised to achieve any look you want at the end of production. I was keen to learn the main workflows for handling the files and post with the .r3d files. These were clearly communicated to a group of various abilities and experience. For me the majority of the workflow advice seemed in line with what I do with other systems - but for sure if you are going to shoot on RED or any other RAW system then you better plan your post and live shooting workflow and monitoring before you arrive on set. With the latest updates to Premiere Pro CC and reduction in price of storage it's possible to stay with the original .r3d files all the way through the pipeline from camera > edit > grade and this is truly exciting - though it will require the latest in hardware to make the process a smooth one.

I would definitely recommend the course for anyone who is interested in working with RED on either the camera or post side or indeed both. I found it very clearly, professionally delivered and packed full of information, tips and first hand knowledge that will be applicable straight away shooting with any of RED's cameras. The way in which learners were supported was great, as was the provision of equipment; the group sizes were not too big which meant hands on for everyone. If you are going to work with RED and want a solid overview then this seems like the logical place to start. Finally, if you're thinking of buying you receive a discount at the RED store for a week after the course and if that's not enough to convince you, you'll get a very cool large mouse mat and a 16GB memory stick with the course literature and some of John Marchant's RED reel test shots for colour grading - the ideal weapon with which to practice. Arm yourselves and give RED a go.

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    Cavena Image Products at BVE 2015

  • Autocue at BVE 2015

    Autocue at BVE 2015

  • NETIA at BVE 2015

    NETIA at BVE 2015

  • Movidiam at BVE 2015

    Movidiam at BVE 2015

  • AntonBauer at BVE 2015

    AntonBauer at BVE 2015

  • Rosco at BVE 2015

    Rosco at BVE 2015

  • PlayBox at BVE 2015

    PlayBox at BVE 2015

  • NUGEN Audio at BVE 2015

    NUGEN Audio at BVE 2015

  • Highlights of the November Tour 2014

    Highlights of the November Tour 2014

  • Winner of the LP54 Miller Classic

    Winner of the LP54 Miller Classic

  • Tour feedback from visitors

    Tour feedback from visitors

  • Tour Seminar - Everything you need to know about drones...

    Tour Seminar - Everything you need to know about drones...

  • PAG talk about flying with batteries at IBC 2014

    PAG talk about flying with batteries at IBC 2014

  • Philip Blooms recommendations at IBC 2014

    Philip Blooms recommendations at IBC 2014

  • Polecam Antelope Pico at IBC 2014

    Polecam Antelope Pico at IBC 2014

  • BroadStream ARMADA at IBC 2014

    BroadStream ARMADA at IBC 2014

  • BroadStream OASYS at IBC 2014

    BroadStream OASYS at IBC 2014

  • BroadStream CURRENT at IBC 2014

    BroadStream CURRENT at IBC 2014

  • BroadStream HARBOR at IBC 2014

    BroadStream HARBOR at IBC 2014

  • Panasonic show VariCam at IBC 2014

    Panasonic show VariCam at IBC 2014

  • Thomson Broadcast at IBC 2014

    Thomson Broadcast at IBC 2014

  • Dalet at IBC 2014

    Dalet at IBC 2014

  • Glensound Dante at IBC 2014

    Glensound Dante at IBC 2014

  • Tedial at IBC 2014

    Tedial at IBC 2014

  • NOA Archive Solutions at IBC 2014

    NOA Archive Solutions at IBC 2014

  • Phabrix RX series at IBC 2014

    Phabrix RX series at IBC 2014

  • Forscene at IBC 2014

    Forscene at IBC 2014

  • RTW at IBC 2014

    RTW at IBC 2014

  • Tektronix at IBC 2014

    Tektronix at IBC 2014

  • Clear-Com LinQ at IBC 2014

    Clear-Com LinQ at IBC 2014

  • Clear-Com FreeSpeak II at IBC 2014

    Clear-Com FreeSpeak II at IBC 2014

  • Ross Video Acuity at IBC 2014

    Ross Video Acuity at IBC 2014

  • openTruck from Ross Video at IBC 2014

    openTruck from Ross Video at IBC 2014

  • WohlerGateway at IBC 2014

    WohlerGateway at IBC 2014

  • Wohler MPEG Monitoring Series at IBC 2014

    Wohler MPEG Monitoring Series at IBC 2014

  • Hive Lighting Wasp Plasma Par at IBC 2014

    Hive Lighting Wasp Plasma Par at IBC 2014

  • Cooke Optics technology at IBC 2014

    Cooke Optics technology at IBC 2014

  • Cooke Optics talk anamorphic at IBC 2014

    Cooke Optics talk anamorphic at IBC 2014

  • Photon Beard Platinum Blonde at IBC 2014

    Photon Beard Platinum Blonde at IBC 2014

  • Photon Beard Photon Beam at IBC 2014

    Photon Beard Photon Beam at IBC 2014

  • Dejeros products at IBC 2014

    Dejeros products at IBC 2014

  • Zylight Fresnel updates at IBC 2014

    Zylight Fresnel updates at IBC 2014

  • Pronology at IBC 2014

    Pronology at IBC 2014

  • TMD summarises their work this year at IBC 2014

    TMD summarises their work this year at IBC 2014

  • Thomson Video Networks at IBC 2014

    Thomson Video Networks at IBC 2014

  • BBright at IBC 2014

    BBright at IBC 2014

  • WORK Microwave at IBC 2014

    WORK Microwave at IBC 2014

  • EBS at IBC 2014

    EBS at IBC 2014

  • Visual Unity at IBC 2014

    Visual Unity at IBC 2014

  • Gearhouse Broadcast OBLite at IBC 2014

    Gearhouse Broadcast OBLite at IBC 2014

  • Comigo at IBC 2014

    Comigo at IBC 2014

  • AVIWEST at IBC 2014

    AVIWEST at IBC 2014

  • Viaccess-Orca at IBC 2014

    Viaccess-Orca at IBC 2014

  • Harmonic at IBC 2014

    Harmonic at IBC 2014

  • Guntermann and Drunck DP-HR range at IBC 2014

    Guntermann and Drunck DP-HR range at IBC 2014

  • Ateme at IBC 2014

    Ateme at IBC 2014

  • SIS LIVE ManPak and LoStow at IBC 2014

    SIS LIVE ManPak and LoStow at IBC 2014

  • Cobham satellite EXPLORER products at IBC 2014

    Cobham satellite EXPLORER products at IBC 2014

  • Cobham new receiver at IBC 2014

    Cobham new receiver at IBC 2014

  • Fibrenetix with StorageDNA at IBC 2014

    Fibrenetix with StorageDNA at IBC 2014

  • Cinegy at IBC 2014

    Cinegy at IBC 2014

  • Quantel LiveTouch at IBC 2014

    Quantel LiveTouch at IBC 2014

  • Quantel deal with AFP at IBC 2014

    Quantel deal with AFP at IBC 2014

  • Front Porch Digital at IBC 2014

    Front Porch Digital at IBC 2014

  • TMD Mediaflex at IBC 2014

    TMD Mediaflex at IBC 2014

  • TMD at IBC 2014

    TMD at IBC 2014

  • Pixel Power Buzz at IBC 2014

    Pixel Power Buzz at IBC 2014

  • Matrox at IBC 2014

    Matrox at IBC 2014

  • Blackmagic MultiView at IBC 2014

    Blackmagic MultiView at IBC 2014

  • Snell Kahuna Production Switcher at IBC 2014

    Snell Kahuna Production Switcher at IBC 2014

  • Telestream Wirecast and Switch at IBC 2014

    Telestream Wirecast and Switch at IBC 2014

  • Telestream Vantage support for DPP at IBC 2014

    Telestream Vantage support for DPP at IBC 2014

  • Facilis at IBC 2014

    Facilis at IBC 2014

  • Fibrenetix with Quadrus at IBC 2014

    Fibrenetix with Quadrus at IBC 2014

  • Sonnet Technologies Thunderbolt Chassis at IBC 2014

    Sonnet Technologies Thunderbolt Chassis at IBC 2014

  • Volicon Products at IBC 2014

    Volicon Products at IBC 2014

  • Volicon at IBC 2014

    Volicon at IBC 2014

  • Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

    Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

  • Metus at IBC 2014

    Metus at IBC 2014

  • ChyronHego Metacast at IBC 2014

    ChyronHego Metacast at IBC 2014

  • ChyronHego Lyric PRO at IBC 2014

    ChyronHego Lyric PRO at IBC 2014

  • TNP and DSMB at BVE North 2011

    TNP and DSMB at BVE North 2011

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera BMPCC 4K at IBC 2018

    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera BMPCC 4K at IBC 2018

  • JVC 4K Connected Camera GY-HC550 and 500 at IBC 2018

    JVC 4K Connected Camera GY-HC550 and 500 at IBC 2018

  • Marshall Electronics Miniature Cameras at NAB 2018

    Marshall Electronics Miniature Cameras at NAB 2018

  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K at NAB 2018

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K at NAB 2018

  • Front Row Camera with VER at NAB 2018

    Front Row Camera with VER at NAB 2018

  • GY-LS300 Camera from JVC at NAB 2017

    GY-LS300 Camera from JVC at NAB 2017

  • IDT O10 Camera at BVE 2017

    IDT O10 Camera at BVE 2017

  • Blackmagic Studio Camera at NAB 2014

    Blackmagic Studio Camera at NAB 2014

  • Hireacamera at BVE 2014

    Hireacamera at BVE 2014

  • JVC GY-HM600 series camera updates at IBC 2013

    JVC GY-HM600 series camera updates at IBC 2013

  • Lighting cameraman Jonathan Harrison shows the Celeb and Tegra at IBC 2013

    Lighting cameraman Jonathan Harrison shows the Celeb and Tegra at IBC 2013

  • Hireacamera at BVE 2013

    Hireacamera at BVE 2013

  • Hireacamera at BVE North 2012

    Hireacamera at BVE North 2012

  • Hireacamera at BVE 2012

    Hireacamera at BVE 2012

  • Hireacamera at ProVideo2011

    Hireacamera at ProVideo2011

  • Hague Camera Supports at ProVideo2011

    Hague Camera Supports at ProVideo2011

  • Hireacamera at BVE North 2011

    Hireacamera at BVE North 2011

  • Camera Corps at IBC2011

    Camera Corps at IBC2011

  • Skyline 90 from Miller at NAB 2017

    Skyline 90 from Miller at NAB 2017

  • JVC at BVE 2017

    JVC at BVE 2017

  • Softron MovieRecorder updates at NAB 2014

    Softron MovieRecorder updates at NAB 2014

  • JVC GY-HM850 and GY-HM650 at NAB 2014

    JVC GY-HM850 and GY-HM650 at NAB 2014

  • Libec ALLEX slider system at NAB 2014

    Libec ALLEX slider system at NAB 2014

  • Blackmagic URSA at NAB 2014

    Blackmagic URSA at NAB 2014

  • Cintel Film Scanner: Blackmagic Design at NAB 2014

    Cintel Film Scanner: Blackmagic Design at NAB 2014

  • BeSteady on the Production Gear stand at BVE 2014

    BeSteady on the Production Gear stand at BVE 2014

  • Videosys Wireless Transmitters at BVE 2014

    Videosys Wireless Transmitters at BVE 2014

  • Sony Camcorders at BVE 2014

    Sony Camcorders at BVE 2014

  • NewTek TriCaster at BVE 2014

    NewTek TriCaster at BVE 2014

  • Camdec at BVE 2014

    Camdec at BVE 2014

  • Dejero on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Dejero on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Atomos with the Samurai Blade on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Atomos with the Samurai Blade on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Polecam talk accessories on BroadcastShow LIVE 2013

    Polecam talk accessories on BroadcastShow LIVE 2013

  • Cobham on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Cobham on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Multidyne SilverBack, BullDog and Spider at IBC 2013

    Multidyne SilverBack, BullDog and Spider at IBC 2013

  • ChyronHego Paint at IBC 2013

    ChyronHego Paint at IBC 2013

  • ChyronHego Virtual Placement at IBC 2013

    ChyronHego Virtual Placement at IBC 2013

  • Holdan on BroadcastShow Tour May 2013

    Holdan on BroadcastShow Tour May 2013

  • Gearhouse Broadcast on Tour May 2013

    Gearhouse Broadcast on Tour May 2013

  • JVC GY-HM70 at NAB 2013

    JVC GY-HM70 at NAB 2013

  • MultiDyne: SilverBACK at NAB 2013

    MultiDyne: SilverBACK at NAB 2013

  • Blackmagic Design: Products at NAB 2013

    Blackmagic Design: Products at NAB 2013

  • Cobham: Mini RF Transmitters at NAB 2013

    Cobham: Mini RF Transmitters at NAB 2013

  • Cobham: RF Transmitter at NAB 2013

    Cobham: RF Transmitter at NAB 2013

  • Tiffen Steadicam at BVE 2013

    Tiffen Steadicam at BVE 2013

  • Lemo at BVE 2013

    Lemo at BVE 2013

  • DJI Innovations at BVE 2013

    DJI Innovations at BVE 2013

  • Cambo at BVE 2013

    Cambo at BVE 2013

  • VideoSys at BVE North 2012

    VideoSys at BVE North 2012

  • Featured Clip: Geoff Boyle comments on NAB 2012

    Featured Clip: Geoff Boyle comments on NAB 2012

  • Vinten Radamec at NAB 2012

    Vinten Radamec at NAB 2012

  • JVC at NAB 2012

    JVC at NAB 2012

  • IMT Broadcast at NAB 2012

    IMT Broadcast at NAB 2012

  • Blackmagic Design at NAB 2012

    Blackmagic Design at NAB 2012

  • LiveU at NAB 2012

    LiveU at NAB 2012

  • Atomos Samurai at NAB 2012

    Atomos Samurai at NAB 2012

  • Anton Bauer at NAB 2012

    Anton Bauer at NAB 2012

  • JVC at BVE 2012

    JVC at BVE 2012

  • Thear Technology Limited at BVE 2012

    Thear Technology Limited at BVE 2012

  • Vision Research at BVE 2012

    Vision Research at BVE 2012

  • Editec at BVE 2012

    Editec at BVE 2012

  • JVC Professional at ProVideo2011

    JVC Professional at ProVideo2011

  • Audio Developments at ProVideo2011

    Audio Developments at ProVideo2011

  • JVC at BVE North 2011

    JVC at BVE North 2011

  • Holdan and DaVinci at BVE North 2011

    Holdan and DaVinci at BVE North 2011

  • Holdan and Panasonic at BVE North 2011

    Holdan and Panasonic at BVE North 2011

  • FOR-A at IBC2011

    FOR-A at IBC2011

  • Brickhouse Video at IBC2011

    Brickhouse Video at IBC2011

  • Argosy at IBC2011

    Argosy at IBC2011

  • Sony at IBC2011

    Sony at IBC2011

  • Marshall Electronics at IBC2011

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