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  1. #1 Scarlet-W - Would you Purchase One today? 
    Hi All,

    So I've just sold my Trusty FS7 and am thinking of jumping into the Red ecosystem. In terms of a "buying cycle" for lack of a better word, do you think its a smart choice? What I want to avoid is making what is for me a pretty large purchase to find out in 6 months that the new Scarlet-_ is out?

    What are your thoughts? Obviously I know a camera now will be better and can generate revenue, I do own an Ursa Mini Pro which can hold me over for a while.

    Thanks in advance hoping I can get some insight from you guys.
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    Buy what you can afford now, sell/trade/swap later. Don't worry too much about the crystal ball. RED is unpredictable, as are many manufactures.. ie. F55->FS7->FS7mk2->FS5... . you just never know.
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    Don't want to limit Red Sales ;-) but RED has come out with two new sensor technologies since Dragon (not to mention that Scarlet-W has been out for two years.) If you didn't have a similar camera Scarlet-W is a lot of bang for the buck, but I would let the URSA MP hold you over for a few months to see what shakes out with the new sensor tech (Maybe announcements around NAB or Cinegear). One would think that one of the two sensors would filter down to the lower priced cameras pretty soon.
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    Wait for a monstro version surely coming this year
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    I'm in the same predicament....hmmm. Was about to buy a Scarlet-W too.
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    NAB round the corer. Wait.
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    No. You have a camera, use that. The difference between the two is negligible for the work you will do.
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    Scarlet is better in low light than UMP, but worse in rolling shutter.
    Just wait for NAB.
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    It would perhaps be unwise not to wait till NAB if you are in no rush ...however (and I say this as a Monstro owner etc) I think the Scarlet W is the best bang for buck camera they ever made and the true fulfilment of the initial Red dream! There is nothing meaningful in film you can't do with that camera (apart from obvious niche shooting...)!!!
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    Thanks everyone for the insight, truly helpful! I've decided to sit tight for a bit.

    Really appreciate you guys!
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