There are a lot of people freaking out about the fact that they can get a Scarlet with comparable/better specs than their Red One for half the price. I admit, my heart sank at first also.
I just wanted to point out that the although you can buy a Scarlet S35 "brain" for $7000, the very fact that it's modular will add on a bunch of extra costs. As far as I can tell, if you just buy the body, you will have to pay extra for:
-A rear LCD and controls
-Audio inputs and monitoring outputs
-A lens mount
These items are required just to get the camera up to the standard $17500 Red One body, which is still useless without batteries, lenses, etc.
I guess what I'm saying is, although I do agree that the Scarlet is better than the Red One for less money, the price difference might not be as dramatic as we're all assuming just from looking at the specs. Small consolation, I guess.
Thanks for the awesome announcement, Jim. I need to get out there and make some more money now.