RED just released a new smartphone… that shoots (and plays) 3D video.
If you’re a skateboarder and you’re into cinematography, chances are you’re familiar with RED cameras. While only a few lucky individuals out there seem to possess a RED of their own, (including Joe Monteleone and James Buchmann, the duo behind Transworld Video Number 30, duets) the quality of the video is unmatched and has upped the ante when it comes to skateboarding videos over the years. And whether you love it or hate it, technology is always advancing—it’s up to you whether you want to be on the forefront or not.
Fast forward to November 2018, and RED has introduced the world’s first holographic 4-view media machine—the RED Hydrogen One. Call it a phone, call it a 3D camera, call it whatever you want, but this thing is definitely the first of its kind and sets a new standard for filmmakers and video enthusiasts. The quality of sound is something worth mentioning as well, because until now, what took an entire theater full of speakers to accomplish simply fits in your hand due to the proprietary A3D Sound installed in this thing. Yep, we know, pretty advanced stuff right there.
Whatever you're capturing, you now have front and back recording capabilities, which creates an experience that's said to be better than 3D and requires no silly glasses or tracking hardware. The display delivers realistic depth, light and textures so whatever content you’re creating comes to life in new ways. (Hopefully the image below sort of helps you visualize what we’re talking about).
With all new technology comes a flood of opinions. The die-hard VX1000 lovers might turn their head to this but the ever-evolving young filmmakers out there looking up to folks like Ty Evans will be eagerly trying to get their hands on one of these bad boys. Will this be the future of skateboard filmmaking? Maybe? Maybe not? But don’t knock it ’til you try it.
No stranger to RED cameras, filmmaker Ty Evans got his and posted it to Instagram saying, “Been testing out the new @red.hydrogen phone media machine. Glasses free 3D/4V screen, 3D/4V photo and video capture, A3D immersive sound and be on the lookout for new modular peripherals coming soon that will keep this phone constantly evolving. Excited to see what the future holds for Hydrogen.”
Visit www.h4v.com to get all the technical details about this wild media machine.