“There is no way to describe or show the 4 view (4V) display other than seeing it in-person. There’s just no way,” says Red founder and CEO Jim Jannard to a crowd gathered at Red Studios in Hollywood on Saturday. “We want everybody’s first experience with Hydrogen One to be like yours: in-person.” Most people aren’t familiar with the company Red or its cameras, but if you’ve watched The Hobbit, Straight Outta Compton or pretty much any Netflix original show then you’ve seen what the company’s high end cinema cameras are capable of. When the company announced last year that it was launching a phone, many people were left scratching their head. This wasn’t Apple, Samsung, Google or any of the other big phone makers announcing a new product. This was a niche camera company — albeit one that started as an outsider and grew to become a dominant force in film and TV production. Red Hydrogen One gets holographic I go into a black booth with sound proofing on the walls and sit on a stool. I am handed a prototype of the Red Hydrogen One phone which is chunky and big. An iPhone 8 Plus in an Otterbox case is smaller. The sides of the aluminum body are scalloped mimicking the lens mount lock on the company’s cinema cameras. Despite the size, it’s comfortable to hold. A loop of photos and videos shot with the Red Hydrogen One plays on the display. There are also clips from movies… [Read full story]
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