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  • Break-in At Red digital Cinema

    Posted by Gary Adcock on September 24, 2006 at 11:17 pm

    Due to the nature of this I wanted to post this note from the CML List.

    There was a break-in at the RED offices last night. Everything they took was camera and camera file related. We will NOT be slowed up by this distraction, but we are offering a $50K reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those that did this.

    Jim Jannard

    and a follow up

    The reward has been raised to $100K.

    gary adcock
    HD & Film Consultation
    Post and Production Workflows

    Graeme Nattress replied 17 years, 5 months ago 6 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Dan Brockett

    September 25, 2006 at 12:33 am


    Corporate espionage at it’s finest? I hope that this is not the case and that it was just a couple of really dumb robbers. Other than burying it in an abandoned mineshaft, they would never be able to sell this camera and related gear/info on the open market.

    Makes you wonder if some of RED’s larger Japanese competitors might have been involved though, huh?

    Hope that they catch whomever was the perpatrator.



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  • Bob Zelin

    September 25, 2006 at 12:56 am

    soon, we will see the new “Hundai BLUE 4K camera”. I guess that’s not funny.

    Bob Zelin

  • Tony

    September 25, 2006 at 5:25 am

    Does this mean the Dec 2006 release will be pushed back as a result?

    Has the FBI been notified?

    Dumb question but was the prototype camera not in a top security vault? If not then why not?

    Tony Salgado

  • Richard Dee

    September 26, 2006 at 12:15 am

    Or some really desperate indie filmakers did the deed.

    Seriously though – this is a pretty crazy story. I hope they nail whoever did it.

  • Graeme Nattress

    September 26, 2006 at 8:55 pm

    Appropriate authorities have been notified.

    Engineering target of december 2006 and shipping target of early 2007 have not been effected.

    The prototype stolen is essentially a block of aluminium – it’s utterly useless to anyone other than to go in our museum.

    Graeme – Film Effects and Standards Conversion for FCP

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