Came upon this really hard core, awesome, wah hoo setup over at Silverado Systems.
ok, extremely expensive, and I’ll probably never happen to bump into a real live person owning such a system – personally. But hey I really dig this and the specs are just too cool not to peruse thru them without delight.
And the fact that you can select a quantity of more than 1 was a bit beyond me, in fact the option to select 50 such units went over my head – did a u-turn – and taped me on the head saying, “hey buddy” lol
The overview was almost too good to be true:
Complete finishing system for RED ONE. Based on the most powerful SCRATCH station available using Intel Skulltrail technology paired with NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5600 SDI. Also has Dulce 8.0 Tb PCI Express RAID 5 storage, a set of Tangent Devices CP200 colorist panels, and an Apple 30″ Cinema Display.
But then, if you read down to the bottom:
eCinema Systems PRO40 Professional Color Grading Monitor with:
Dark viewing environment contrast enhancement technology
White point stabilization
Better blacks for grading
Four multiformat HD/SD SDI inputs; 3GHz capability
4:2:2, 4:4:4 capabilities
Detachable 1RU remote control panel
Advanced on-screen Waveform Monitoring system
Advanced Color Management
3D LUT; Still capture; Calibration and Emulation capabilities
My only issue with the eCinema is: Can it display 4K as is or is it scaled down to 2K? Because first off I don’t believe 40″ is enough for 4K and that second; there are no means to diaplay 4K other than projection.
The color control interfaces are really cool but I would have preferred a JLCooper EclipseCX – but hey I would not know since I have not worked with either – just dreamed about it:
Tangent Devices CP200 Colorist Control Panels:
CP200-BK Trackerball / Knob panel
CP200-K 12 Knob panel
CP200-TS Transport / Selection panel
The actual computer is awesome, but I would rather have the highest spec’ed Mac Pro with max RAM.
And I love the finish – would be out of this world to mod the Mac pro with this:
StormRed Exterior Case Finish
RED Edition Internal Lighting
Al-round an out of this world set up for the budding millionaire or profitable production house with a big budget. But having said that – RED has already taken orders for 5000 cameras and has made insane announcements of the their Modular design up to 28K, drool drool drool. So I reckon that there are a lot of people and companies out their that are in need of 4K setups and 6K, 9K, 28K. I do hope that in the next 2 years Hardware and Software will catch up to empower the editors, compositors and colorists to work effortlessly with these workflows without having to down res too much (which seems to be the only solution at the mo- like Apple Color and 3K support).