GoPro 4 ViewFactor Mod Pre-Orders

During the last release of the GoPro our friends over at ViewFactor did an interesting modification for the GoPro Hero 3 called the Novo. Unfortunately when the original Novo was announced it was only available for rent through Radiant Images Camera House here in California. We’ll today all that changes since View Factor has been hard at work with a new Novo Model that is a Modification Kit for your Hero 4 which gives you the benefits of the Original Novo but available for purchase. Pre-Orders are available on View Factors page with an estimated availability date of December 1st 2014.


The Novo was a great way to allow the use of threaded C-Mount Lenses on a GoPro camera. This opened up the freedom to use different focal lengths while keeping the same max resolution.

One of the main set backs and complains with the Hero 4 is the lack of a Medium and Narrow option at 4K resolution. With the View Factor Novo H4 Mod you can shoot 4K resolution with various focal lengths as opposed to only Wide and SuperView with the stock fixed lens. If you decide to use Medium or Narrow you have to bump down to 2.7K or even 1080p which some users aren’t very happy with.

There are two versions of the modification with a $100 price difference. The Mod alone will run you $199 and $299 with the Mod plus Cage.


The only downside to this Mod is it does void the warranty of your camera so mod at your own risk. There will be straight forward instructions and video tutorials to execute the mod which will be a tremendous help.

Pictures above are still Prototype renders so we may see subtle differences once these bad boys are finalized and shipping.

Stay tuned for more info and Novo H4 Pointers.


SOURCE – ViewFactor Store – Instagram


Red Dragon w/ New Fans

Making everyone happy on set is key to establish peace with a crew. Over the years since Epic was released in 2011, the main complaint was the fans high dB count during a take. Sound department hates it and tends to sum up more work for post in the sound mix.

We had the same issue years ago when films went from silent to talkies in the early 30’s, it’s very cool to stand next to a Panavision Gold camera during a take to hear it’s subtle purr. Inside that box is years of perfection where all the magic is being made. Still to this day even 75mm IMAX cameras are so loud the whole scene needs ADR.

Below is an image of the a Dragon Epic with new 6K sensor, New Top Fan and New Top Plate.

RedFan Dragon

RedFan DragonECU


It appears Red went with dual fans for ultimate performance so they’re offering a Top Plate Trade-In program to help with the modifications due to the fans new form factor, this is very cool for current Red Top Plate Owners. Some 3rd party Top Plates may not clear so you’ll have to wait until manufactures can confirm compatibility.



The kit above retails for $450 or if you like to take it slow then you can order one at a time for $250 each. The fans should be shipping within the week and the Top Plates are still in the works. Along with Fans shipping a new FirmWare has dropped with all new heat/fan algorithms.


Please contact your Red Sales Rep for further details and can be ordered on the SOURCE link below.

SOURCE Red.comStore, RedUser1, RedUser2_Firmware