Alright people… For those of you living under a rock, a little something about RED, and why this is important for the 360VR & AR Communities: the odds are that your favorite blockbuster Hollywood Movies, Netflix Shows, Oscar/Emmy-Award nominated/winning flick/series has been shot using RED cameras. Basically, it is the go-to camera company for Cinematic results. Period.
With all that being said, you understand their commitment to excellence and passion for crisp, realistic visual results. Then you find out the owner of RED James Jannard, quite the ballsy character, decides to make the RED Hydrogen One smartphone and dubs it “The World’s First Holographic Media Machine”. Pretty badass statement to make, right? Needless to say, we are fans of the guy, having used his cameras on a number of high-profile productions.
Today, reports are popping up all over the interwebs about the prototype, as the company seems to have felt the hype was not being taken as seriously as first intended… Maybe this means the pre-sales weren’t as hot as predicted? Who knows, and who cares, because our 2nd favorite (Our favorite is obviously RVinRV wink wink) YouTuber, Marques Brownlee AKA MKBHD, got to visit RED Headquarters and play with two prototypes.
Updates since MKBHD’s recording of this video: 5.7″ display. Bottom headphone jack staying.