We haven’t been mentioning much about RED’s products lately. They can be a bit expensive to kit out, but they’re still cheaper than a lot of other options and they are known for good customer service. Here are two videos shot on the RED Raven:
This 5 minute video compares a variety of lenses, including several more often seen in professional use, on a RED Dragon camera.
Kinefinity has launched the Terra 6k and 5K models ($6000 for the 6K model or $9000 as a package with many accessories) with 15 stops of dynamic range or 13 stops when in global shutter mode. These cameras use standard SSD drives and produce RAW or ProRes footage.
David Peterson of IronFilm Productions has written up his thoughts about the new model as compared to its competitors: Speculation: RED Raven vs URSA Mini 4.6K vs Kinefinity Terra 6K
You can save some money by going the Blackmagic route but both cameras are worth consideration. Both of these cameras take the image quality to the next level that in the right hands can hang in there with some much more expensive cameras.
10 Reasons Why the URSA Mini 4.6k is better than the Red Raven is the title of a thread posted to the bmcuser forum. Of course there is a bias towards Blackmagic at this forum but that does not necessarily make them wrong. This thread is worth a read for those debating between the URSA Mini 4.6K and the RED Raven.
We like both cameras but we wish a fully kitted-out RED cost less.
And in regards to the Ursa Mini 4K see this new article from Red Shark: The beauty of blur: Ursa Mini 4K & Canon 60mm 2.8 Macro
You do have to stop down for best performance, and 6K is a lot more demanding than 4K in terms of lens performance. Yet these lenses hold up stopped down showing once again they are a great value.
An interesting comparison of 3 professional video cameras. Only the RED was shot at an ultra-high resolution in this test.
Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media, one of our favourite blogs about video production, has written a concise comparison of the RED Raven and the URSA Mini 4.6K video cameras.
These comparisons includes specifications and total system costs and discusses relevant differences. It’s worth a read by anyone considering either camera.
Because of the huge interest between these two cameras (and people asking my opinion between the two), I’ve decided to take the time to put the data side-by-side to really see how much these cameras match up and compare. At least on paper that is.