I have been involved with low cost cinema projects for years, with an ambition towards the lowest cost quality equipment and systems. The Red and scarlet came from the ideas of these projects the dvinfo community, for one, was developing. But there is no codec support for a cheap near lossless quality NLE, like Vegas etc, but that is from the competition. I have not kept up, maybe there is some support now tot he low end windows, but it occurred to me that the Linux based free Cineralla NLE, that has also been used for feature films, might represent a good target for a low cost NLE system for the Scarlet.
I think the designer of cinelerra might even be able to be enticed into incorporating red codec support if you paid her for her work (I think it was a her) which has been done in other open source projects.
Jim, what do you think , excellent idea for the Scarlet, or not worth it?