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David Gray
09-05-2009, 10:30 AM
Here's a preview of the Red Rocket laptop enclosure from MAXX (Suprised Peter M didn't post it up :p)

http://www.redgrabs.com/up/1252152648.jpg

http://www.redgrabs.com/up/1252159770.jpg

http://www.redgrabs.com/up/1252222534.jpg

ares5000
09-05-2009, 01:01 PM
one more thing to add to the must have list! :drool5:

bigmike
09-05-2009, 05:26 PM
That's pretty danged cool.

Ayoji
09-05-2009, 05:34 PM
I want one!:happyhappy:

Jaime Valles
09-05-2009, 06:36 PM
Looks awesome, but how do you connect the Red Rocket to the laptop? FireWire 800?

Pietro Impagliazzo
09-05-2009, 06:43 PM
I don't know...

But my guess is that it's internally connected through PCI Express (RR default interface)?

Andrew
09-05-2009, 06:58 PM
Yeah, it would have to be by Express Card

Joe_Gill
09-05-2009, 08:15 PM
There is a connector on the Motherboard that you can connect a PCI extender to, so that is a second option, but it requires you either cut a hole in the case or run the cable out the card slot. It would require an external power supply, but can be done...

Pietro Impagliazzo
09-05-2009, 10:45 PM
There is a connector on the Motherboard that you can connect a PCI extender to, so that is a second option, but it requires you either cut a hole in the case or run the cable out the card slot. It would require an external power supply, but can be done...

Well, it's third party and it's huge for a reason.

:thumbsup:

Peter Majtan
09-05-2009, 11:18 PM
Actually the above chassis is "just" a normal PCIe extension box for any two PCIe cards to be used with laptops (especially the 17" MBP). I am (as we speak) testing a much more compact (and lot more solid) version that fits the RED Rocket only - but it is battery powered and can be run both of the batteries and of the main power. I will post some images this weekend.

If You notice - it was Jarred who posted the images, not me. I wanted to wait a little longer to show the compact version as well...

:D Peter

Peter Majtan
09-06-2009, 02:07 AM
Here You go - the battery-powered "Pocket Rocket":

http://www.derylgroup.com/downloads/REDROCKET/PocketRocket.jpg

Excuse the rough surface finish - this is the first working prototype...

:devil: Peter

Dan Pears
09-06-2009, 02:28 AM
Do you know roughly what kind of price that enclosure will fetch?

Looks great for on the go laptop users, but with the price of the red rocket alone (though worth every cent I'm sure) this still isn't a cheap setup, but cool option for those laptop users.

Lookin' great

Tim Hole
09-06-2009, 05:20 AM
Peter whats your opinion on an enclosure being used for both edit and field use. If I was to get a Red Rocket (one is all I would be able to afford) I would need it for both. You don't want to be opening up the guts of your desktop and removing the RR board and putting it in an enclosure everytime you go in the field. Thoughts?

Dances With Cameras
09-06-2009, 05:44 AM
DIY PC version?..

Anyone? :bath:

Peter Majtan
09-06-2009, 09:33 AM
Tim - You have no idea how close You are to "uncover" what we are cooking here. This is just the start, the first prototype. The goal is indeed to create a fully autonomous high-performance portable unit (read battery-powered, tough and light-weight) that will handle all DIT tasks as well as full editing and postproduction. It is going to be modular (of course) and for all those who purchase the first generation we will offer FULL trade-in value to upgrade to the next generation...

Rado - the box already supports both Mac & Windows. It is just that the shape contour is designed to be the same size as 17" MBP - which according to our research is going to be the laptop of choice for the intended applications. You can put ANY laptop with Express34 slot on top of it and it will work just fine...

:D Peter

Dances With Cameras
09-06-2009, 10:01 AM
Oh, great. Didn't know that.

Thanks, Peter.

Peter Majtan
09-06-2009, 10:37 AM
Only crap!! Here I tough I'll have to wait to take advantage of RR till I got an other Tower, this is great CUDOS to MAXX, and I'm sure you had something to do with this Peter :)

I had ALL to do with this Ketch. This is what would have happened in Vegas months ago. I am glad You have recovered Your health and are back at the wheel. MAXX will be reselling this unit, but that actual branding will stay with my own company - DERYL Gear (part of DERYL Group). I am still thinking about the right name for the product... I know me helping MAXX designing their new generation of storage and bringing them here to the RED Community has somehow made many people believe that I work for MAXX Digital. I do not. I have my own business. We work closely together with MAXX on several projects, but outside of the MAXX EVO storage line the accessories for RED cameras are done by my company - just like this enclosure...

When the actual specs and prices will be announced - I will also launch publicly our new website. For now all R&D has been rather private and confidential...

Anyway - let's keep in touch and best of luck with KETCHFRAME and Your projects...

Ciao my friend!

Peter

Peter Mosiman
09-06-2009, 11:49 AM
Peter,

This is awesome. Truly a cool product. Way to go Deryl Group!

Hopefully the purchase of my own camera (the Scarlet) I will be able to make some more money as a freelance DP and snag one of these for Blue Light Project for when our projects become more advanced. =]

Thanks for the inspiration Peter. Can't wait to see what else DERYL GEAR is upto!

Kyle Presley
09-06-2009, 04:22 PM
Does it anchor to the bottom of the MBP, or just sit on top?

Tim Hole
09-06-2009, 07:10 PM
The goal is indeed to create a fully autonomous high-performance portable unit (read battery-powered, tough and light-weight) that will handle all DIT tasks as well as full editing and postproduction.

:D Peter

Thank you Mr Geppetto, those are the words I wanted you to say. Legend!

usrebmot
09-07-2009, 12:42 AM
i want a 4K screen :D

Joseph Hutson
09-07-2009, 01:21 AM
i want a 4K screen :D

Here's a number of screens...http://www.projectorscreenstore.com/PSS-Projector-Screens.html?Attribs=2837&catID=423

They work with pretty much any format you choose to project.

Tim Hole
09-07-2009, 04:29 AM
I doubt a 4K projector is on the cards for you though usrebot!!

Dances With Cameras
09-07-2009, 06:43 AM
Any hint of a possible Red Rocket - Mini?

Red Missile, for example. :happyhappy:

... for the 3K models - 2K/1080p high quality realtime playback.

It'd be nice.

:)

Jerrod Cordell
09-07-2009, 10:14 AM
Any hint of a possible Red Rocket - Mini?

Red Missile, for example. :happyhappy:

... for the 3K models - 2K/1080p high quality realtime playback.

It'd be nice.

:)

I remember Deanan said that he can get full 4k out of a laptop so it sounds like they're working on something.

usrebmot
09-07-2009, 10:54 AM
Here's a number of screens...http://www.projectorscreenstore.com/PSS-Projector-Screens.html?Attribs=2837&catID=423

They work with pretty much any format you choose to project.

Hutson...i was thinking more like this :thumbsup:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/562026-REG/Astro_Systems_DM_3400_DM_3400_56_Professional_4K.h tml (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/562026-REG/Astro_Systems_DM_3400_DM_3400_56_Professional_4K.h tml)

David Gray
09-07-2009, 11:05 AM
I remember Deanan said that he can get full 4k out of a laptop so it sounds like they're working on something.

That's this product here. Just connecting a red rocket to a laptop.

I doubt a 3k Red Rocket will come. There isn't much cost to cut on the current red rocket really. Unless they put a worse CPU on it but even so I doubt the cost of R&D would justify it. Remember red just buy these cards they don't manufacture them.

Joseph Hutson
09-07-2009, 11:20 AM
Hutson...i was thinking more like this :thumbsup:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/562026-REG/Astro_Systems_DM_3400_DM_3400_56_Professional_4K.h tml (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/562026-REG/Astro_Systems_DM_3400_DM_3400_56_Professional_4K.h tml)

The more pow'r to ya. :thumbsup:

Peter Majtan
09-07-2009, 12:05 PM
The things about the 3K You need to realize is that the quality is going to be a lot higher and therefore the current RED Rocket is required even for the 3K. I don't believe there will ever be a dedicated RED Rocket for 3K...

PS: Deanan was indeed talking about normal RED Rocket connected to a laptop...

:D Peter

usrebmot
09-07-2009, 02:39 PM
The more pow'r to ya. :thumbsup:

im about 57K short though,
i should get a loan:)

Dances With Cameras
09-08-2009, 06:43 AM
5k $.

:embarassed:

Peter Majtan
10-01-2009, 10:56 AM
OK guys, just a quick update:

- Both prototypes have been finalized and are in fully working condition
- We have initiated the manufacturing production
- First shipping units will be available in the second half of October
- Final pricing will be announced before the end of this week (or at least a close estimate)
- The final design has been locked off and You can see the base unit bellow
- The shipping version will be cable-less solution that will also hold the laptop in place and offer rackmounting of the unit. For security reason I can't post those images yet...
- More info this weekend...

http://www.derylgroup.com/downloads/REDROCKET/Black06.jpg

We are all excited about this product!

:devil: Peter

David Gray
10-01-2009, 10:58 AM
Nice Peter. Good to see your round these parts again; looks like you've been pretty busy!

Peter Majtan
10-01-2009, 11:12 AM
For those who know me personally - busy is an understatement...

Right now we have initiated the post on a Mexican feature film shot on RED about NASCAR racing in Mexico. Learvis (from here) has joined our team to handle the audio engineering and mixing. I am color-correcting and handling all the VFX, while being technically responsible for all the postproduction and final 35mm film-out and DOLBY mix... DESAFIO (the movie's name) should hit the cinemas late November...

All the while I am supervising the opening of our new division (DERYL Gear) focused on the R&D and production of RED-centric accessories (both HW and SW)...

And don't even get me started on my personal life...

:devil: Peter

Jerrod Cordell
10-01-2009, 11:59 AM
Nice Peter! Loving the "module" look to it. Hope its not terribly expensive because I would definitely like to get my hands on one around when 5K Scarlet comes out.

Peter Majtan
10-12-2009, 01:14 AM
http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?t=36074

Joseph Hutson
10-12-2009, 01:30 AM
http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?t=36074

Awesome work! KUDOS to you, Peter! :thumbsup:

What's the early bird special for a friend of yours like me? Ah, still out of my range unfortunately. :D

Peter Mosiman
10-12-2009, 08:50 AM
Peter! Wow, congrats man. Things are looking amazing. Can't wait to see pictures of the final product.

BTW, Andrew Benz (over at RU), is a good friend of mine and he's gonna be picking up one of your LaunchPad's. So I'm pretty excited to play with it when he picks it up.

Ayoji
10-12-2009, 08:25 PM
Peter any differences with this product vs. MAGMA?

Love to see more pics too. :)

Jerrod Cordell
10-13-2009, 11:21 AM
http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?t=36074

I don't care if the "official" name is Launch Pad or not. I'm still calling it the Pocket Rocket. :D

Ayoji
10-13-2009, 11:30 AM
Thank you Jerrod!

Peter Majtan
10-15-2009, 08:06 AM
Peter any differences with this product vs. MAGMA?

Love to see more pics too. :)

Few huge ones:

1. The LaunchPad is robust and built for location (ab)use...
2. The LaunchPad is self-powered by built-in rechargeable battery
3. The LaunchPad offers cable-free connection to the new 17" MBP
4. The LaunchPad is optimized to handle the heat generated by the RED Rocket

These are just the major ones. There are few more little ones...

:devil: Peter