Scottish based RED Camera rental based at Film City, Glasgow, offering cost-effective RED packages.
Worldwide RED Digital Authorised Training Instructors
8K Resolution on a S35 sensor offering similanious RAW, ProRes or DNxHR onboard encoding
8K resolution on a S35 sensor at up to 75 frames per second
Worldwide RED Digital Authorised Training Instructors
Bring your productions to life with our production services
Futurist Digital Ltd. is a boutique RED DSMC2 HELIUM 8K S35 Camera rental / hire, Production Services and Camera Training company based at FilmCity in Glasgow, Scotland. Futurist Digital Ltd. provides RED DSMC2 HELIUM 8K S35 Camera hire, DIT support, Production Services and Camera Training throughout Scotland, UK and Worldwide. We specialise in RED DSMC2 HELIUM 8K S35 Camera rental / hire and workflows but also offer DIT Support and onset post production services for multiple cameras formats, including the RED Legacy camera of RED RAVEN; SCARLET-W; WEAPON DRAGON and EPIC-W as well as the current lineup of cameras, DSMC2 Monstro; DSMC2 Helium and DSMC2 Gemini.
Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Futurist Digital Ltd. is Scotland’s only dedicated RED DSMC2 HELIUM 8K S35 Rental / Hire, DIT, RED Workflow specialists. We have numerous years of RED experience using the entire range of RED Cameras. Working in close tandem with RED Digital Cinema, Steve Johnson, Managing Director of Futurist Digital Ltd. instructs and course produces multiple REDucation courses around the world, including: Berlin; Brisbane; London; Los Angeles; Moscow, Oslo and Singapore.
The RED DMSC2 Helium 8K S35 camera brings an array of new features available to both film and television productions. The in-camera IPP2 (Image Process Pipeline 2) gives unparalleled image quality, coupled with low RAW compression settings; built in WiFi control; simultaneous ProRes or DNx at either 2K or 4K; auto black-shading calibration; 3D LUT monitoring; auto OLPF sensing and a host of other features. The RED DSMC2 Helium 8K S35 camera is the pinnacle of film and television productions.
Futurist Digital Ltd. is proud to offer hire of our RED WEAPON HELIUM 8K S35 Camera Kit.
Gary Hewitt - Director & Writer
Futurist Digital Ltd is one of only a handful of providers worldwide to offer "Official REDucation" courses.
RED Digital Cinema is committed to helping shooters develop hands-on, industry-specific skills through the REDucation® program. Offering a fully immersive training environment, REDucation provides the on-set and post-production experience needed to feel confident when shooting with any of RED's professional cameras. This is real-world training taught by industry professionals. REDucation is tailored for all skill levels, from students to working professionals. REDucation instructors teach application knowledge of RED's entire RAW workflow process, from digital acquisition through post production. With REDucation courses offered across the globe—premier RED training is never far away.
This is real-world training – taught by working professionals, for working professionals and those looking to work in the field of Digital Cinematography and Ultra High Resolution Post Production.
Futurist Digital Ltd. CEO Steve Johnson, instructs and manages multiple REDucation training events around the world on behalf of the US-based RED Digital Cinema (www.red.com).
Steve has been involved with RED Digital Cinema’s REDucation programme since 2009 and regularly teaches at their London course, which until recently was based at Pinewood Studios. Having moved to the MetFilm School at Ealing Studios, London, REDucation is an fully immersive, hands-on, practical training course of the RED DSMC2 cameras, including Monstro 8K VV; Helium 8K S35 and Gemini 5K S35 camera systems for both on set practices and post production practices. REDucation is a real-world training - taught by working professionals, for working professionals and those looking to work in the field of Digital Cinematography, and Ultra High Resolution Post Productions.
Working in close tandem with RED Digital Cinema, Steve manages multiple REDucation courses around the world, including: Berlin; Brisbane; London; Los Angeles; Oslo; Moscow and Singapore.
Craig McKenna - Director & Writer
Whether you’ll looking to shoot a no-budget short film or a high end commercial, we can provide you with the right kit and the expert crew to realise you’re dream. Having worked with numerous production companies throughout the world, we pride ourselves in our ingenuity, integrity and professionalism right the way through the production pipeline. We are experienced in music videos, short film, corporate film and feature films.
Below are a selection of projects that we have recently been involved with.
We pride ourselves in the standard of knowledge and our customer service standards that we offer our customers.
It was real pleasure to work with Futurist Digital Ltd, and especially Steve Johnson, who was our Cinematographer on a short film that I recently produced. Steve and his team made the job hassle free and we were able to access the fantastic Red Dragon camera and Cinema lenses by Hans Inno Tech which allowed our film to be shot in amazing 6kdefinition. The professionalism and advice we received from Steve was also invaluable, and contributed greatly to a smooth-running production. I would high recommend Futurist Digital and would use them again without any hesitation
I wanted to do a short film about a whole new world but keep it contained to 2 or 3 characters. This was my idea, my vision and I asked Futurist Digital to come onboard. They were an excellent strong team and worked to a level beyond what I expected of them. Everything from Recess, to shot planning, scheduling and colour grading was thought about in extreme detail meaning when it came to the filming of Rapture 2.0, it was one of the easiest shoots I have ever worked on. In my opinion I believe this is because I believed and put my trust in Futurist Digital to deliver a professional looking film and they put their trust in me. I would gladly work with Futurist Digital in the future and recommend them for any film production.
Futurist Digital Ltd. provided all our cinematographic needs with their outstanding RED Camera Rental and Production support. Steve is brilliant, providing innovative ideas and solutions. With their individual, tailored approach, I would recommend them in a heartbeat.
Diane Brooks - Producer
Futurist Digital Ltd is proud to offer individual training on the RED DSMC2 Helium S35 camera. This 2-day hands-on training course covers all aspects of camera operation including;
Dates are flexible to suit your individual schedule and prices reflect UK based training only. Training will take place in Glasgow unless otherwise discussed in advanced. Price of £800+vat is per person.
Please note that our individual training course is not affiliated with RED Digital Cinema or REDucation
Diane Brooks - Producer
We've tried to collate a list of the most frequently asked questions on our services. If your question has not been answered, then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to come back to you within 48-hours.
Futurist Digital Ltd. prides itself in providing the best rates for our customers which is why we have a rate card rate for our RED DSMC2 HELIUM 8K S35 camera kit and services above
Yes we do. We have the Standard, Skin Tone Optimised and the Low Light OLPF - all of which are DSMC2 compatible.
We will need proof of your production insurance which covers hired in kit for a value of at least £100k. If this is your first time renting with us, we will also need you to complete a reference check; provide us with two industry references (we check these out) and the details of the production company involved in the production. We also request that first time rentals must be paid for in advance.
At full 8K resolution, you can shoot up to 75fps in widescreen mode.
This depends on your resolution; compression settings and frame rate. There is no hard and fast rule, however, as a guide, RED DSMC2 HELIUM 8K S35 shooting 8K WideScreen at 24fps with a compression of 8:1 will be about 130MB/sec so a 512GB mini SSD card can hold approximately 67 minutes worth of footage.
Yes. We have a database of crew that we regularly use throughout Scotland. We'd be happy to put you in touch with them.
At present, we are not hiring.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.Please note we do not respond to cold calling sales & marketing calls.