Red is still in developement. Build 15 did in fact have significant noise due to compression. Build 16 has changed that. Also shooting with the camera without lots of testing is asking for trouble. Under exposure and unrealistic expectations of the camera's dynamic range can result in very unpleasing pictures. Red is a tool that must be understood to be used effectively. For every noisey blown out piece of Red footage shot incorrectly there are many more fantastic Red scenes that were shot right. If a DP fails to get a result from Red they like, I think they should pick up the phone and talk with some of the many Red experienced DP's on this forum who could give them some help.