Okay, I have read a bit about Red Ray and think it will be amazing.
But, what I'm thinking will be really great for viewing dailies would be a "Red Play"--Just a box, that only plays R3Ds with a remote that you connect a Red Raid or Red Flash directly to and hit play (maybe even also plug a CF in)
It would have 720p and 1080p out only. It would have a remote and give users the ability to show timecode or not, and VCR controls.
Think of the workflow: Shoot, backup, backup again, set aside to view dailies. Or you could even consolidate shots to a single drive to view dailies.
Then, to watch dailies, just plug the drive into the Red Play which would remain connected to a 1080p monitor with a remote sitting on it, and hit play. Rather than play shot by shot, it would play as a continuous stream.
You see glorious 1080p directly from the full R3Ds, with sound and timecode.
Want to dump to tap--pull the tape directly off of it.
I know, technically, these features would essentially be available in with Red Ray, but I think this is a lot less ambitious, could give a way to preview, prepare the technology and could really help productions now.
What do you think?