Earlier this month RED announced a new line of sensors dubbed Helium. The first in line is an 8K Super 35 sensor, originally introduced in the custom-built camera for Michael Bay.

Details about the sensor are still scarce but here’s what we know so far:

  • Sensor size: 29.90mm x 15.77mm (Just about Super 35)
  • Resolution: 8K (8192 x 4320) at 60fps, 8K 2.4:1 (8192 x 3456) at 75fps
  • 3.65 micron pixels

Until now, no footage of the new sensor was to be found and now it has arrived in the form of a short film, beautifully lensed by the filmmaker Jonny Mass, owner of Abandon Visuals, a production house that specialises in creating innovative film, TV, and commercial content.

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The film, named ‘The Underdog’ was shot, edited and color graded in less than 48 hours.

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With such a short turnover time, Jonny relied on our LUTs to color grade the piece.

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Here’s the first RED Helium footage for you to enjoy in almost all it’s glory at 4K.

In a quick conversation we had with Jonny, here’s what he had to say about our LUTs:

Just wanted to say we love your LUTs and we used them to help us achieve the looks we needed in the new ‘The Underdog’ film for RED, shot on Helium camera. Seriously, we wouldn’t have been able to deliver that fast if it weren’t for your LUTs!

We will be featuring a full-length interview with Jonny about shooting, lighting and grading this first of a kind video soon, here on our blog.

Stay tuned.

About

Goran Ljubuncic is a leading fashion photographer, director of photography and a director based in Tel Aviv, Israel. He has years of experience shooting, directing, retouching and color grading campaigns and ads for clients such as Lacoste, Adidas, M.A.C, Lexus, Gillette, Bourjois, Pupa, Speedo, Fornarina, Nudie Jeans, Wrangler, Timberland, and Lee among many others. He is the founder and CEO of Lutify.me.

2 comments

  1. Comment by Filmari nunti

    Filmari nunti Reply June 21, 2017 at 17:08

    Congrats for amazing luts!

    I buy your luts a month ago. Can you please tell me what luts are used in Underdog?

    Thank you!

    • Comment by Lutify.me

      Lutify.me Reply June 21, 2017 at 17:43

      This blog post here details the LUTs used:
      https://lutify.me/creating-the-underdog-first-released-red-helium-8k-footage/
      The LUTs used were Hilutite, Opal and Cassiterite. Hilutite is offered in the free package. Opal and Cassiterite were offered in version 2 of our packages. Cassiterite is replaced by Hyadum since version 3 and Opal doesn’t have direct replacement although there are some similar LUTs.

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