Originally Posted by Mark_H
Three things struck me from the graphic above:
Red-Ray player inside projector - not much use to consumers who will likely need a standalone player due to placement issues.
You ingest your content directly into the internal Redray players HDD via SD/CF card or from a PC through the HDMI or HD-SDI connector.
It is possible that the content has to be converted to Redray R3D codec first, but if the internal player has the same specs as the standalone Redray player, it probably convert on the fly. It also convert 1080 to 4K.
The only standalone 4K player to be available this year will be the Redray player, maybe Bluray 4K next year.
I hope RED has thought up some content delivery system. Their Redray system is based mainly on download able content.
It is possible that "non-Redray R3D" content has to be converted first with the Red Cine-X software (free).
Suitable for up to 15' screen - this either means low lumens as per many other current projectors or if they mean at ~16fL, high lumens. Or maybe they expect super high gain. Or not. Guess we find out later
But as usual, lumens is a critical issue for most.
The projector is modular. If you lack lumens for your screen you can add a bigger (more lasers) module.
The projector is meant to be used both for HT screens and bigger cinema screens.
Also the projector head and Redray player module is upgradeable.
And the lens is changeable.
No Calibration. As above, what does this mean. We have always accepted the need to calibrate a display for each room it is used in, so I would be (happily) surprised if it can deliver standards without calibration.
Am so hoping this is the game changer we want it to be...
Speculating here; It is possible that the Laser units maintain perfect colorimetry by their very nature of function.
Hope someone at NAB "squeeze" Red for some more essential specs, like what type of image chip they use (Lcos,DLP, GLV, Mems) and the their plans for content management/delivery.