With a few cryptic messages floating around the web, there's suspicion about what RED's CEO Jim Jannard is working on that he's teased on the forums:
Of course, that just lights up the forums with speculation… what could it be? What's a credit card number I can use?
He also said:
And then there's the following message that I also found on Facebook:
And Dustin Farrell posted this morning on Facebook an image of what looks like a cell phone camera that was patented by RED?
I've said for a LONG time (going back to my interview with Canon at NAB in 2011?) that modern cameras need to be using an operating system like iOS – which is certainly what looks like is going on from the patent image – a modular smartphone kind of camera.
But is it really something RED wants to be doing?
Will this be the future of cinema cameras?
Here's additional coverage on other sites:
(cover photo credit: snap from the patent)