Advanced digital film camera.
“Digital film” is a bit of a misnomer. RED ONE is an electronic camera that captures digital motion picture images for a purpose of theatrical motion picture exhibition. Theatrical distribution still involves film prints hence the “film” part in “digital film.”
The camera is remarkable for the fact it captures raw data from the CMOS imaging sensor. This method has been used in high end digital still cameras. Unprocessed raw files don’t look very good at first but they contain a great deal of information that can be retrieved in the DI process.
RED ONE records 4k or 2k images and audio to solid state record media or hard discs.