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Let us count the ways this is insane.

 

1. First of all: JUST LOOK AT IT

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2. $1,200 OR $1,600!

3. "look around depth" !?

4. PROFESSIONAL HYDROGEN HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY (!?!?!?!)

5. Proprietary content format for "holographic content"

6. "both landscape and portrait modes supported" (are they really so low on features that they had to call out you can use the phone in either direction?)

7. ASSAULT YOUR SENSES

8. "new high speed data bus" aka "proprietary connector that will never connect to anything useful"

9.  They never even mention the freaking camera on the thing.

10. "With one fell swoop... the future of personal communication, information gathering, holographic multi-view, 2D, 3D, AR/VR/MR, and image capture just changed forever." :sick:

11. The web page announcement for this thing is a pdf. WTF?

 

And great, you can use it as a monitor on your RED camera, just in case you wanted to plug your phone into your $30k+ camera. "Sorry, I missed the shot, I just had to swipe away this phone call."

 

If RED wanted to sell a phone with a great camera and their crazy industrial design for way too much money, that would have been fine. It'd be a symbolic thing, and if they put in a really over the top camera into it, they could have justified it. Promising all this just makes them look foolish.

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On 7/7/2017 at 10:41 AM, TwinIon said:

Let us count the ways this is insane.

 

1. First of all: JUST LOOK AT IT

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tQG2UaJ.png

2. $1,200 OR $1,600!

3. "look around depth" !?

4. PROFESSIONAL HYDROGEN HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAY (!?!?!?!)

5. Proprietary content format for "holographic content"

6. "both landscape and portrait modes supported" (are they really so low on features that they had to call out you can use the phone in either direction?)

7. ASSAULT YOUR SENSES

8. "new high speed data bus" aka "proprietary connector that will never connect to anything useful"

9.  They never even mention the freaking camera on the thing.

10. "With one fell swoop... the future of personal communication, information gathering, holographic multi-view, 2D, 3D, AR/VR/MR, and image capture just changed forever." :sick:

11. The web page announcement for this thing is a pdf. WTF?

 

And great, you can use it as a monitor on your RED camera, just in case you wanted to plug your phone into your $30k+ camera. "Sorry, I missed the shot, I just had to swipe away this phone call."

 

If RED wanted to sell a phone with a great camera and their crazy industrial design for way too much money, that would have been fine. It'd be a symbolic thing, and if they put in a really over the top camera into it, they could have justified it. Promising all this just makes them look foolish.

 

 

Not used to Red's...eccentric behavior, eh? And this is the first time the owner, Jim Jannard, has made a Red product announcement in 5 or so years having left actual grown up and president Jarred Land to do so. It was like going back in time for those of us who have been around for the past 10 years.

 

On the issue of 6., they are speaking specifically of the fact that other displays that provide glasses-free depth can only be viewed in one orientation due to the use of lenticular screens. Their technology can be used in either orientation.

 

I preordered the Ti model without even reading the whacky PDF announcement. Will be a nice companion to my Epic-W :P

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On 7/8/2017 at 10:09 AM, sblfilms said:

Not used to Red's...eccentric behavior, eh? And this is the first time the owner, Jim Jannard, has made a Red product announcement in 5 or so years having left actual grown up and president Jarred Land to do so. It was like going back in time for those of us who have been around for the past 10 years.

 

On the issue of 6., they are speaking specifically of the fact that other displays that provide glasses-free depth can only be viewed in one orientation due to the use of lenticular screens. Their technology can be used in either orientation.

 

I preordered the Ti model without even reading the whacky PDF announcement. Will be a nice companion to my Epic-W :P

Yeah, RED has a history of being weird, but I kinda thought that maybe they'd act more like a real company now that they've gotten things going. They've been going for more than a decade now, and I've seen failed kickstarters with more work put into presenting a new gadget.

 

Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that RED exists and will try something crazy like this (and I mean, really freaking crazy), but I thought maybe they be acting more like grown ups by now.

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Looking at the design...is it meant to be a "rugged" device that can take a drop without being in a case? The size becomes less of a factor when you consider that people always ignore that most people use cases when they talk about the size of a phone. And I'd be interested in "rugged" device.

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1 hour ago, Jason said:

Looking at the design...is it meant to be a "rugged" device that can take a drop without being in a case? The size becomes less of a factor when you consider that people always ignore that most people use cases when they talk about the size of a phone. And I'd be interested in "rugged" device.

 

I imagine it's meant to be used on film sets, which encompass excruciating long days, with high activity. Would you want to drop a RED camera? Probably not. Would it survive a drop? So long as it didn't land on the lens. 

 

And with the film workday in mind, and the sheer size of this thing, I'm definitely curious about battery life.

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We have a bit more info about the "Holographic" display.

 

Apparently RED is getting the display from a company called Leia that was spun off from HP Labs a few years back. Here's a description:

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The technology works through diffraction, producing a lightfield illumination with a layer of nanostructures added to a conventional LCD. Leia claims this “diffractive lightfield backlighting” layer doesn’t significantly compromise the display’s quality, battery consumption, or thickness for non-holographic use.

 

 

And here's a worthless youtube video from Leia:

 

Of course, none of this matters because even if it does work perfectly, there won't be any content.

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