View Poll Results: Want New & Improved REDvolts and XLs?

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  • Yes please! I live by the side handle/XL module.

    32 44.44%
  • Yes - I run off AB/V-mount/AC right now because REDvolts just can't cut it.

    29 40.28%
  • Not interested.

    11 15.28%

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  1. #1 Let's Talk About New REDvolts 
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    OK, RED - you have a new body that takes advantage of existing mini-mag media and REDvolts + REDvolt XLs.You've managed to also create 240GB and 1TB mini-mags in addition to the original 512GB version.Now, let's talk about getting REDvolts + XLs 2.0. The original REDvolts have been around long enough, and there have been thousands of posts complaining about their 25-30 mins of life + 60-90 mins recharge rate. Since these can work across all three bodies (Scarlet, Epic, Weapon), can we PLEASE finally get ones that last longer and charge faster?!
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    They'd have to fit the current design, of course - not sure how limiting the small and XL blocks are in terms of power management in the batteries.
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    With a trade in option as well please!
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    An entirely new Quad charger that is reliable on shoot day sets would be my desire.

    I have 4 redvolts and 3 XLs and love them to death!

    But the current Quad charger (Blinking green/red issue) makes me hesitant on ramping up inventory on the RedvoltXls at the moment.

    Knocking on wood as Red quickly swapped my funky one out for a new one which works like a champ currently, but always nervous that it may kick the bucket at the worst possible time.

    It is way to stressful charging the XLs through the XL module 1 at a time overnight as my only constantly reliable charging method.
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    I've been screaming for a Redvolt 2.0 for a very long time now. Since there hasn't been a mention of a Weapon compatible side handle I don't know how realistic this will be. For me the only reason for a Redvolt is to have nothing else to power the camera. I am not a big fan of the XLs and the Weapon module that houses a Redvolt costs 3950... not for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Farokhzad View Post
    I've been screaming for a Redvolt 2.0 for a very long time now. Since there hasn't been a mention of a Weapon compatible side handle I don't know how realistic this will be. For me the only reason for a Redvolt is to have nothing else to power the camera. I am not a big fan of the XLs and the Weapon module that houses a Redvolt costs 3950... not for me.
    Actually, they now have the REDvolt Expander for Weapon, so REDvolts will be in the system for quite some time!

    http://www.red.com/store/products/we...dvolt-expander



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat_G View Post

    But the current Quad charger (Blinking green/red issue) makes me hesitant on ramping up inventory on the RedvoltXls at the moment.

    Yes! My 'problem' as well - Love the REDVolts, just wish they were more reliable when trying to charge them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Powell View Post
    Yes! My 'problem' as well - Love the REDVolts, just wish they were more reliable when trying to charge them.
    RED has said they have finally fixed the issue. You should contact support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gundu View Post
    RED has said they have finally fixed the issue. You should contact support.
    Have they? Mr. Wilcox will be getting a call on Monday.
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