And yes, transcoding to prores or dnxhd is the more popular method and we have way more visibility into what people are using.
You can certainly use the SDK to write any transcoder you'd like. Doing that would be better than complaining about the same arrow on a diagram over and over and over for a codec we have no control over (or go bug Michael to release the codec to you early).
We're so used to cranking out releases really quickly and adding features constantly, that we've expected everyone else to be the same way. The truth is that when you have years and years of developed code it makes it really challenging to add a completely new workflow and color pipeline (raw has a whole new set of requirements to tie metadata back to the camera and alow it to be modified through the process, plus the wavelet proxies, etc).
Add on top of that the amount of testing a big company has to do to release something and the cross testing involving a 100 other unrelated features, the implications are staggering.
You are dead on.
Avid does not have any gigantic Red workflow diagram adverts on their site, so I don't see why I need to bug them to live up to their advertising.
You understand that this is all about the disconnect between Red marketing and Red reality, right?
Red in reality is amazing. Red marketing promises amazing PLUS ONE. And amazing PLUS TWO real soon now (which keeps getting pushed back).
For anyone who doesn't like being lied to, this will always be a problem. No matter how amazing your product is.
Sorry, maybe this is a cultural thing. I have similar beef with Apple, but lots of people in America love them. The English generally take a slightly more dim view of their marketing (the advertising standards authority is always taking them to task), because they take being lied to in adverts very seriously. That's my cultural background, and I'm not compromising on it, however much I like Red, sorry.
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