Hi Gibby and everyone,
In reply to a post about Red on the Cow, I made up a list of what my kit will consist of, and how much it will cost. I thought I'd see what kind of feedback you might give on this:
(By the way, I do know that this is the cheapest 2/3" HD lens out there, but it is the best I can probably do. I'm open to other suggestions though and know this may be a weak spot in my setup...)
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Here is a list of the components that I plan to order to buid a complete Red kit for HD...
***IMPORTANT*** I have no intention or allusions about shooting 4k or any narrative cinema, I plan to buy this camera because it is the best HD camera in its price range, the cinema aspect is of no interest to me personally...
Red One camera body: $17,500
Red Drive: $900
Red Power pack (2 batteries and charger): $1,450
Red Basic Production Pack: $1,250
Red EVF and Arm: $3,070
Red B4 lens adapter: $3,500
Canon KJ20X85BKRS HD Lens: $8,249.95
I come up with a grand total of $35,919.95
That seems like a pretty good price to me when I look at the competition in XDCAM or the HPX-500. It may be a bit more than the low end with those offerings, but it is full raster, uses a better compression codec, offers variable speed, etc.
I don't know what the people who plan to do cinema work in 35mm will be spending, but that is really not a factor to me. I just want the best camera I can get for my money, and from what I can tell this pretty much decimates everything else in the price range. That is what matters to me...