This footage was shot last year but I just saw it on FB this morning. This is just a cool video of sail fish feeding. The thing that makes this different is that it was shot on a Red One camera.
The Red One has been around for a few years and it is getting more and more popular. With 4k lines of resolution and the ability to shoot in raw(and tons of other stuff) it is a massive jump in technology. Even the best blue ray is 2k of resolution.
I’ve talked to a few guys that has shot with this camera and they tell me the body alone not including lens, storage, screens, view finder etc will set you back about 25k. If I had to guess the cameras they used on this video probably range from 70-100k.. give or take 10k here and there.
100k might seem like big dollars, but it is apparently a bargain when it comes to production cameras. It has been used in many movies like “Social Network”, “Hobbit” and many more.
This was shot using a housing called Gates Deep Red. It’s one of those items that has no prices listed so you know what that means. However I do own one item they were using which is the Tokina 10-17mm lens. Believe it or not this is a fairly inexpensive lens at only a little over $500.00
The images you see is only 720p so you can only imagine what the full resolution might look like.
“Sailfish Drama was captured at Isla Mujeres, Mexico in February 2010. The footage was captured with a RED One camera, using a Tokina 10-17mm lens, in a Deep RED Gates housing. The video was down-sampled to 720 24p from the original 4K RED files. The music was composed by Alan Williams for the IMAX feature, Island of the Sharks, which I directed in 1998. Howard Hall”
More from Howard Hall and the Red One camera.