RED 9-inch touchscreen, OLED EVF and Meizler Module eyes-on (video)
By Zach Honig posted Apr 16th 2012 5:39PM
Deep-pocketed RED owners take heed. The company just demoed some pretty nifty module updates, including an OLED EVF, a new 9-inch touchscreen and the crown jewel Meizler Module, which brings to the table such features as wireless 1080p transmission, a wireless timecode transceiver and full wireless lens control — we’re particularly taken with that last feature, which effectively enables remote-controlled follow focus, aperture and zoom control. The new 9-inch will also come in handy with wireless control, making it easier to verify sharpness and exposure. It features the same touch functionality of its smaller sibling, giving you full control of the camera.
The display will likely draw some attention when mounted on an EPIC, which is noticeably smaller than the LCD itself, but once you toss on a lens and power pack, the rig looks slightly better proportioned. That’s the good news. The bad news is the price — you’re looking at a cool $13,000 for that wireless module, which is named after its designer, assistant camera Steven Meizler, while the Bomb OLED EVF can be had as an upgrade for $1,200 (if you’re willing to trade in your LCD version), or $3,900 if you plan to buy it outright. You can head over to the Red Store to pick that device up today, though you’ll need to hang tight for the Meizler and 9-inch LCD, both of which are expected to launch later this year. You’ll get an up-close look at all the new gear in the gallery below, and you’ll also find a video overview with RED’s Ted Schilowitz when you venture past the break.