A black rugged box that costs $50,000, has an "8K" label, sometimes it's called а "weapon," and it also shoots. What is it? A RED camera, of course. In this video, you will see the process of how these professional cinema cameras are manufactured.
"The Hobbit" trilogy, "Gone Girl," "Transformers," "Birdman," "Godzilla," and "The Great Gatsby" are just a few of the Hollywood movies shot on a RED camera. It is one of the obvious choices of pros when it comes to producing great visuals. It is always fascinating to take a peek behind the scenes not only on how movies are made, but how tools used in the production are made.
Although there are no explanations in the video, the visuals are pretty much self-explanatory. You can see the process starting from a blank piece of metal being machine-cut, assembling the circuitry, placing it inside the black box, laser engraving the body of the camera, the production of the REDMAG SSDs, and the final packaging.
I've never had the pleasure of working with RED, but I'm looking forward to the time I'd be able to personally assess the craftsmanship of these precision devices.
While watching the video, I've wondered if they've shot it with a RED camera. Probably they did. These cameras were all over the place.