So there’s this 8.26 New Zealand Herald piece about Peter Jackson‘s Crossing the Line, a 15-minute World War I movie that was shot last April in just a few days. Fine — soldiers in a trench, guys yelling orders, fixed bayonets, biplanes, machine guns….”yaaahhhh!”

But the article doesn’t make clear what it is exactly that makes Jim Jannard‘s “Red One” — used by Jackson for his short — all that unique. Red One’s big selling point is that it has an advanced sensor chip, called a Mysterium and selling for about $25,000 each, which is said to produce quality that is “better than film.” Says who? Better in what way? How does it compare to the Viper and the Genesis, and in what specific ways?