Camera That Could Change It All

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  1. droyz2000

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    Check out this link. http://www.red.com/epic_scarlet/ What kind of impact is this camera going to have on the industry? They are expensive but they are in the range of medium format as we know it today. The FPS are amazing, up to 120. The cameras definitely seems like a game changer, way more so than the D90 or the 5DM2.
     
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    I've already worked with some down rezzed RED One footage and it was very nice indeed, especially for compositing and VFX.

    But the game this will change is not very near the experiment that is happening with canon & nikon, or within most people's reach.
    Trust me, 16bit 6K footage @ 100 fps give me a major woodrow, but that's a check my arse can't clear... not to mention the infrastructure required to store and edit that footage.

    Lens mounts compatible with those manufactures start with the $7K brains only, and well I'm imagine a nicely equipped RED rig will run 40 - 180K. It will be interesting to see what the wide format people think of the 617 platform.

    -Shea
     
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    For me the price is unacceptable...
     
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    That 617 sensor is a pretty cool tool, but without sample pictures I found that whole website to be a tease. Show me one full resolution still with any of the larger sensor cameras and I'll most likely change my tune. Until then I am going to lump this into the same category as the Leica S1.
     
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    I don't think you are the target market.... Neither am I.

    But yes... for professional/commercial market, I've been keeping an interest in this camera. I have to give it up to Red... they think out of the box.
     
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    it looks really cumbersome and complicated as a camera.
     
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    At last something truly new on the dSLR market. Those cameras are not designed around an old 35mm SLR platform. I like the idea that you put together different modules to build up your camera. When comes the time to upgrade I guess you could just change the sensor for example. Interesting even if it is too expensive for most of us.
     
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    A small 3mp sensor module is 2.4k. The FF one is something like $7000.
     
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    oh boy.... i mean it's cool but.... could you image the time, space, and processing power to deal with 120fps @ 16 bit??

    simply load your 1000gig memory card into your computer.... click the import button in LightRoom... then.... go away for the weekend while your computer runs at 140 degrees chewing through the files assigning profiles....

    I could fill up my a 8 gig card in about 8 seconds...
     
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    keep in mind Red has already made an established presence in the professional video market. You'll see that much of their design in this new SLR comes directly from that arena.
     
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    yeah.... i know....


    if Bifurcator were still here he'd most likely be wetting his pants.....
     
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    they screwed themselves competitively with pricing. I really do not understand how the expect to sell anything.

    in looking at MF systems..
    mamiya 645 ZD kit is less than 10 grand,
    Leaf Afi kits less than 40 grand,
    Red 9k is 45 grand for the back, plus another 5 or 10 for the rest of the camera.

    if you want to argue about video..
    phantom HD cam @ 1000FPS is something like 90 grand. after the Red back, camera components, and lenses you'd be into the same price range..

    what gives? seriously..?
     

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