I don't know everything in details, but working as a 1st AC I know a thing or two, and I have also worked with the RED ONE a couple of times.
Just a frustration outburst here. Just read a little about Scarlett and EPIC.
Can't really see what it is they're trying to do... you can built your own still/film camera or what? Why? Fisher Price toys, is that what it is?
And then you can shoot up to 5K and 9K..... WHO WOULD DO AND NEED THAT ANYWAY?
Come one, it's even ridiculous when I have been on RED ONE shoots, and they wanna shoot 4K, even 2K. You don't need it. Yeah okay, if you're Steven Soderbergh, and you have Benicio Del Toro in the leadrole. But the average indie filmmaker is never going to have their films shown on big cinemascreens anyway. Why don't they just shoot 1080 or even 720, good enough.
No no we're gonna shoot 4K!? Even the leading digital film cameras, Panavision Genesis and ARRI D21 "only" records 1080, which is even smaller than a 2K filmscan, and is there seriously anyone here, that honestly can tell me that, that isn't good enough......?!?!
Blu-Ray only supports 1080 at the moment, so why even bother shooting higher resolution than that? You have less discspace and more crap to render in post, and you might even have to downscale it anyway.