This is a quick technical note for other REDheads out there to bring together the RED SSD capacity and running time you can get using 64Gb, 128Gb and 256Gb SSD media on a RED Epic.

The start-up toy company, ThoughtFull Toys, called asking if we could do a Kickstarter video for them. A well established toy inventor and a toy designer had started a new company and wanted to launch their new line of toy cars on Kickstarter in the hopes of gaining financial backing from crowd funding rather than the small number of traditional investors.

We had a call to shoot a time lapse program for an agency and their solar system client in San Francisco just the other day.

One of the questions that we get asked all of the time goes something like this “Okay, so the RED Epic shoots 5k, but my nephew/ grandmother/ kid in the mail room/ company we’ve been using since 1972 has an HD camera and he only charges $5 a day, and it’s only for the web so why should I change?”

Of all the questions we get about RED Digital Cinema, the biggest mystery and confusion is always the same – the scary unknown of RED R3D files and what to do with them. And if it is an unknown, how do you allocate budget and time for it?

Anyone who regularly transfers large amounts of data knows that transfer times can be unmanageable when large quantities of data are involved. Using a 10GB RED R3D file I ran a series of tests under a variety of parameters. The results can easily be calculated to fit any amount of data under various situations and transfer methods.