I'm amazed at EPIC, its announcement ready did come as a shock.
The things I'd like to see in EPIC are:
REDONE trade in
I'd like to trade-in multiple REDONE towards 1 EPIC. This will allow me to keep purchasing REDONE's as my needs require with the knowledge that my investment is safe and I have the funds for EPIC when it arrives.
Skew needs to be minimal. I've heard of a very large hollywood film that wanted to shot RED but opted out because of the skew issue.
Sensor redraw needs to be lighting. I've shot with a stroke light with REDONE and its an issue.
Not having 16:9 support in REDAlert and QT is killing me
Higher Dynamic Range
I would give up resolution and frame rates for higher dynamic range any day
Much faster if not instant startup times
Waiting for REDONE to startup on set is a killer
PAL/NTSC SD output & 1080p HD output
Most wireless systems are still SD and downconverters are a hassle. 1080p HD for higher preview monitor and the option to record to tape if needed
Full Frame capture
Full frame capture at all resolutions is a must. I'd like to shoot 2k or 3k at Full Frame, none of this cropped sensor stuff, I don't like messing with my optics.
Same high quality throughout resolutions
You get quality hits shooting 3k & 2k on REDONE, I'd like to see constant image quality regardless of what resolution I shoot.
LDS & iLink support
Industry standard lens data support for Arri, Cooke & Red lenses
Auto white balance on REDONE is annoying when you forget to turn it off
New menu navigation
Can't work with the "hell"stick on the REDONE. When it falls off on a production it really blows.
I'd like a dedicated EPIC forum with registered users using real names, avoid all the noise and kept it to the facts... its hard to hunt though 100's of threads to find information.
LCD - Noise and Angle
I'd like to see the large RED LCD have better viewing angles and less banding. I love the RED LCD but the angle of view is very poor.
I'd also like a silent LCD. Having the LCD buzzing away loudly on set is not good at all.
REDcine is buggy. The current "Failed to lock image buffer" has brought me to my knees and not knowing when a fix is coming is hard to take.
Full 16:9 QT Support and being able to grade a reel and then make QT's for all the clips would be very useful.
Basic file navigation needs fixing as REDCine current doesn't remember the last directory you where in and will always revert to 2k as the project setting.
Saving REDCine projects are annoying and it's crazy that you can't relink media to a project.
We need to be able to select multiple clips and apply a grade to save time.
Frame counter for each clip. At the moment the frame counter counts from the first clip to the last clip which is not very useful when matching back. Please could we have it count from zero from each clip making it easy to match back.
What would you like to see in EPIC?