‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Will Be The First To Shoot With RED’s New 8K Camera

By January 7, 2016

Camera company RED has done it yet again. Now we all have to buy new TV’s! Kidding.

RED has introduced not an HD, not a 4K, but an 8K quality camera called the WEAPON 8K and are planning to aim that weapon for the first time at Guardians of the Galaxy 2. As gosh darn pretty as the first film was, it’s hard to imagine a better testing ground.

Via FacebookGuardians of the Galaxy 2 director James Gunn went on to mention the lightweight capabilities of the WEAPON 8K and that they may need it for some groundbreaking territory:

It came down to the fact that we’re employing some additional new technologies in creating the film and I needed the smaller physical size of the RED to do so.

As far as what the fans will see; Gunn says himself in the same post that the human eye cannot see past 4K in a television, it’s simply not possible. Also, most theaters can only even project in 4K resolution. However; According to No Film Schooltheater patrons will still be able to see a sharper, clearer 4K than ever before. Simply because the sensors captured the film in 8K.

Gunn was also asked if the film would be shot in 3D, to which he replied:

 This will upset some people but the best conversion is now as good or better than a film shot in 3D because of the increases in technology and how much more control you have in conversion. GotG was the first film to win best 3D film of the year from the 3D society.

After that masterpiece the first go-round, I think it’s safe to say the fans trust this man. Stay tuned to GeekNation for more Guardians of the Galaxy 2 updates! I am Groot.

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Mike Holtz
Mike Holtz is just a guy looking for any excuse to talk movies and needs to be able to give people a legitimate reason to spend what they spend on popcorn each month. The Dad to a superhero little girl with another on the way, Mike's also written for a few cool websites and talked for a few more. Also, Mike cries like a school girl every time he watches 'Rocky.'