The RED Hydrogen One has been a rather polarizing device, to say the least, amid tons of hype and some expected delays. A very ambitious device, as with all RED products, the Hydrogen One seems to be evading my sight at least here in the UK, as I have yet to see anyone using them, but just a quick glance over at h4vuser.net reveals a growing user-base and community around what RED refers to as a RED Media Machine.
From a sober, non-fanboy perspective, even without having used the device, I think the Hydrogen One’s true potential is yet to be seen and even further materialized with the upcoming and promised Camera Module, which is supposed to turn the device into a powerful camera. Will wait and see when this module will appear and how you can use it. And yeah, it won’t be cheap. But that’s a topic for another discussion at a later time and place.
So, if you are someone like, who would love to get their mitts on a RED Hydrogen, then Pond5 have a simple Instagram challenge that gives you the opportunity to win one by following a few simple steps. More on those below.