I read the latest news about build 16 and saw that HD output is possible now with playback. This is a huge advantage for ENG/EFP as well as for the documentary world.
I have not found something on this issue so maybe someone can enlighten me posting an existing thread if there is one.
If Red plays back R3D files in HD and supposed it uses REC 709 gamma to do this and supposed it embeds or plays out audio at the same time, many of us could use this machine as a player as well to import footage directly into the edit suite. I know that this will probably not take advantage of the capabilities of RAW but in some cases this will not be neccessary as for instance when time matters. And it matters all the time, doesnīt it? For a filmmaker who is dependent on fast turnaround this would definetely be a huge benefit. You could edit on lacation and still use Red with itīs advantages.