Hopefully I'm not coming in way late on this. Maybe some of these could be considered firmware ideas for Red One.
Things I'd pay good money to have on set:
1. Seperate display setups for operator, focus puller and client output:
So that if the operator decides to look at false color or RAW for example, the client still sees the look.
2. 1:1 Zoom while rolling, that can display only on the LCD and not the EVF:
Essentially part of #1. But so important, it's worth it's own number. Great if the focus puller could quietly move the sub-image around the screen during the shot.
3. Support for two LCD's rather than specific EVF and LCD ports:
It would be great then for the focus puller to have his own LCD when the operator decides to use an LCD. I'm watching every seasoned film operator I've worked with start operating off the LCD, on a lot of setups it just makes more sense.
4. Support for LDS:
I would be great if Epic could support LDS lenses. I love Cookes but I'm more likely to be shooting on Zeiss for visual effects heavy work when lense data is most important.
Best case scenario: Both LDS and /i support in one PL mount.
Also great: a seperate LDS mount option that can be swapped in.
Another option: a port on the mount that gives access to the pins to third party devices such as a conversion box or recorder.
5. Waveform and vectorscope overlays:
I would suggest that the current waveform on RedOne is simply too short to be useful, my hope is for a larger waveform that can be momentarily displayed over the whole image. A vectorscope as well would be a wonderful addition. Often the person who needs to see this the most is the gaffer, so I'd suggest a small corner overlay that can be transmitted just to the HD-SDI output. If that graph could display the clip point for both the RAW and LUT at the same time that would also be amazing.
6. High Saturation View:
If you watch a video engineer at work you will often see them momentarily oversaturate the image. This allows one to see exactly what hues are present in a given part of the image. Especially useful when green or magenta light is leaking onto skin tones from some misbehaving instrument. Red One can already do this, but it would be great as a hot key/false color mode and more extreme saturation than is available currently.
7. Most complicated:
I find it problematic that my look settings affect the false color exposure display. I'd like to simulaneously switch to RAW whenever I view false color.
I have a few other ideas...