Last week, Kate Webb interviewed Bahama Blue DOP Sean F. White about the three cameras he was considering to shoot wildlife series Bahama Blue in 4K. This week he revealed his choice, and the winner is… The Red Epic-X!
Size, cost, lens compatibility and frame rate were all important factors in Sean’s decision on the camera he will to take with him to the Bahamas when filming begins next month.
But ultimately, the Red’s speed and flexibility was too tantalizing too resist.
“At the end of the day, it’s something that’s going to serve all our needs and more,” says Sean.
“That’s the camera that I knew will need a lot of accessories and data storage, but is going to give us flexibility; in our frame rates, in our resolution, and in our compression rate, so that we can manage the size of the data. That’s a very overlooked feature.”
The Red can easily be configured to fit inside underwater DOP Peter Zuccarini‘s state-of-the-art underwater housing, and is a proven wildlife camera capable of shooting up to 280 frames per second.
Looks like this little Red is in for an exciting ride! From expeditions through mangrove creeks to dives in deep-water trenches, it will have to withstand exposure to some of the Bahamas’ fiercest elements and biggest predators.
Here’s hoping the sharks don’t like the taste of it.