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#1 Ocean Imaging

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:55 PM

The first EPIC 5K Digital Cinema camera shipped and delivered has been stolen in France...the serial number is 00006....Please contact Mark Peterson or the folks at RED Digital Cinema if anyone knows anything about this...There is a $100,000 reward leading to the recovery and conviction of the people responsible for this....

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 05:18 AM

Crikey!!! That's bad news, I hope its retrieved... What a nightmare

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 08:01 AM

That BLOWS! Hope that wasn't yours F.N. if thats who's post this is.

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 08:40 PM

Thanks Fraser. Just a minor correction: The owner is Mark Pederson of Off Hollywood Studios.

Here are the details of the theft:

http://www.reduser.n...ead.php?t=53549

And here is the reward offer:

http://www.reduser.n...ead.php?t=53561

Also lost was a very expensive lens, the Angenieux Optimo 15-40mm SN s/n 1591382.

Unfortunately, the circumstances of the burglary makes it look like a typical home invasion in the South of France, which happens more often than one thinks, especially in the summer when it's super crowded. Hopefully they do try to fence it and it is recovered.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 01:32 AM

Thanks Fraser. Just a minor correction: The owner is Mark Pederson of Off Hollywood Studios.

Here are the details of the theft:

http://www.reduser.n...ead.php?t=53549

And here is the reward offer:

http://www.reduser.n...ead.php?t=53561

Also lost was a very expensive lens, the Angenieux Optimo 15-40mm SN s/n 1591382.

Unfortunately, the circumstances of the burglary makes it look like a typical home invasion in the South of France, which happens more often than one thinks, especially in the summer when it's super crowded. Hopefully they do try to fence it and it is recovered.



Holy hog!!! I know Sony wouldn't stump up a reward ... Seriously I hope that gets sorted maybe they should check local 'car boot' sales, you never know

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:48 AM

Ouchhh...!!!
I wonder if the bad guys even know what they have stolen?
Hope this gets sorted out and they find all the missing equipment!

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:23 AM

Not mine Mike,..I'm sure Mark had insurance but that doesn't ease the blow..still shooing RED One but expect to move into EpicX this year. Was just trying to get the word out, the more that know the better.

Maybe they'll catch those responsible, I hope so...dislike someone who steals...

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:55 AM

Epic number six has been stolen in France from Mark...there's a $100,000 reward posted for the conviction of those responsible.


I'd be checking video forums for posts that have awesome picture quality, however are slightly wobbly with rubbish composition... :dancing:

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 03:29 PM

I read on another forum someone suggesting that it was stolen by a competitor wanting the 'Secret Sauce'

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 11:39 PM

I seriously doubt that Jonny. The conspiracy theorists will be out in force but all of those guys have never lived in the south of France. Break ins like that, are happening more and more often. In fact, it's risen over 60% in the south of france. Tourism rentals with minimal security (read locks that suck!) and even sleeping gas has been used burglars have been doing their runs. I have friends who suffered one of these burglaries last year and they've since put in alarms and stronger locks. Those guys knew which jewelry were fake and only what was of high value that could be fenced easily like handbags, cash and jewelry.
If you remember good ol' Sarkozy's anti-Romani rhetoric which got him into hot water, it's partially related to the suspicions that the rapid rise in burglaries are work of the Romani illegal immigrants.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 12:32 AM

You are absolutely right Drew. Having lived in the South of France and Catalan I know this area is blighted by theft which is typicically perpetrated by itinerents who constantly look for any opportunity...
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:08 AM

Well something like that is going to be pretty hard to off load.
Abit like stealing a Bugatti, its going to stand out where ever it turns up.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:33 AM

Well something like that is going to be pretty hard to off load.
Abit like stealing a Bugatti, its going to stand out where ever it turns up.


The main view is it was a random lift, any chance this could have 'stolen to order'???

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 02:31 PM

Bummer!! I should have known that the 500 'Buy It Now' offer that I purchased earlier for a RED Epic on Ebay was too good to be true!! :dancing:

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:37 AM

Bummer!! I should have known that the 500 'Buy It Now' offer that I purchased earlier for a RED Epic on Ebay was too good to be true!! :dancing:



Come on Simon that's not funny as you well know... :D

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:10 AM

I can't imagine have that gear and not having insurance for it. Hopefully, they had some.
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 12:34 PM

If the reward is $100,000 - what on earth could the value of the camera be? Or is it one of those priceless "engineering samples?"