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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens Jakob Thorsen View Post
    RED surely lost the battle to ARRi here in the developed world.
    Someone developed the world?
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    I dont see it as a lost battle Vs Arri. Arri just released their LF minis. Yes people like Arri and that camera is for sure a very good one. Monstro in comparision I actually like better but I have total respect for those that like less K´s, no compression, arri colors and functionality or what ever.

    But, and this is important, Arri mini came out, late last year. Monstro / DMSC2 has been around for what, 5 years? A bit shorter if you take the late deliverables of monstro into account but that´s the same for arri, many people that placed orders for minis LF´s are still waiting for delivery.

    And now as we kind of know what Kommodo is and I think if it was not for the Corona shitstorm, Kommodo would be out allready. And that comes with Autofocus, None rolling shutter, lightweight, small form factor, low power consumption, new lens mount. and a shit low price.

    Now take those new developments that we know comes with Komodo, and imagine it translated it into a 8k Monstro version. Such camera to me would be way more attractive then the LF. I think for a lot of people even the 6k Komodo is more suitable than the ARRIs especially when price is also a factor.
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    What can we look forward to from Philville 2021? Hopefully investing in infrastructure?
    No army of CNC machines for me if I can avoid it. If and when things get back to a normal-ish state. I have a large project that should keep me filming most of 2020 that has at the moment only been postponed due to Covid-19, like everybody else, we're still having pre-pro meetings in the face of this craziness. After that wraps, likely a feature. Before that starts, philmColorR3 for sure. I've been blessed with time to work on that at the moment as well as develop some properties. I'm working on some spicy stuff right now actually. If that project gets canned and this goes on for a long, long time. Well I'm in the position so many are at that point where we have no real bead on future work in a post-Covid-19 restricted world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens Jakob Thorsen View Post
    RED surely lost the battle to ARRi here in the developed world.
    The Mini and Mini LF increased sales for Arri in a big way, but generally there are more RED cameras out there because they were/are more accessible to owner/ops. Arri however has a stronger presence in the rental market from actual rental houses for sure. It varies by region, district, state, city, etc.

    The Mini brought cost of ownership down as well as convenience of a smaller camera into the mix for the first time in the Arri digital world. Out here in LA, I actually know owner/ups that own full size LFs too, but most are after the Mini LF these days. On the RED side, lots of owner/ops as well as rental houses. Pretty much a game of the big three at big houses of RED, Arri, and Sony (Venice). Panavision supports every camera, and the DXL/DXL2 is out in number globally as well.

    I don't really view it as a battle lost if the goal was to sell more cameras. I also think Arri is doing fine in the face of that too really.

    In units sold, though at a much lower price point, BMD's Pocket 6K did gang busters initially, moving massive numbers in the first weeks. That mass market price point inspires a lot of sales because all people can jump in, which is why the larger companies like Canon, Sony, Panasonic, etc. are so focused there. There's sometimes more of one single model of an entry price point camera than the entirety of all digital cinema cameras on the market. Which is crazy, but true. And then there's cell phones which we all have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens Jakob Thorsen View Post
    RED surely lost the battle to ARRi here in the developed world.
    That is why in your “developed world” we see shows of the quality of “Kingdom”, shot on Helium. Or films with the production value and visual excellence such as “The Great Gatsby”.

    Red didn’t lose any “battle”. Are there more Arri câmeras out there in production houses? Maybe so. But that doesn’t say anything about the quality of the picture and the versatility of the red workflow.

    It does say Arri’s marketing focus, communication and design tailored to the older guard transitioning from film workflows worked for their target market better. And it’s support and infrastructure from its film and rental days worldwide helped this further.
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    I'd like for RED to do well. Really, really well. And I hope and believe RED feels the same about its customer base (no matter how many times we may have gotten annoyed with one thing or another.) I hope once we are past this incredible global event that will take many years for Humanity to really process and understand, RED will be back with an aggressive effort to stabilize and strengthen the relationship between itself and its customers. My suggested tenet for RED: "Leave no customer behind."
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