I do have a Red One, and it all makes sense once you see everything in person. The top mounts and the CF module don't work for Epic because of their physical form factor - they're made for Red One's body. Red One is almost completely modular - everything else attaches to the rods or the bottom. About the bottom, the ET or Red One baseplate will fit on the Epic with an "inexpensive" adapter. Jim has made all this clear. That means that there must be places to plug in Red One's battery, Red Drive, LCD, EVF, etc. And all the mounts for battery and Red drive attach to the rods, so they would just attach to rods on Epic. You will be able to use your rods too, as they are just industry standard 19mm rods (I don't know if Epic will have 15mm options, but I'm sure they will).
I have no idea if the Birger mount would work on Epic, so that is another factor for people planning to use it on Red and then upgrade to Epic.
So as I understand it, the additional things one would need to go from a Red One package to an Epic package would be the "brain", top mount (for mounting rods to the top), bottom mount adapter (for using the ET or Red One baseplate), and I/O module (assuming you want to record audio to Epic and to monitor video on HD-SDI and so forth). Then you could add Epic/Scarlet specific things as budget allows, like the battery module and Epic LCD, EVF, etc.
I know they have said the Batts are going to be usable at this point but nothing else is confirmed.
The Drive will most likely work, if only at lower datarates. There will definitely be a faster RedDrive released to keep up with the faster redcodes. Id imagine those would be backwards compatible as well.
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