Went to abel cine in Burbank yesterday to check out the phantom HD for something I'm shooting soon... Asked them if they were going to be getting a red (maybe a stupid question in hindsight), she said "NO..HA, We only have real cameras" (don't quote me on that quote.. it was similar but maybe not exact). She said the camera didn't exist and I then began to inform her that I have indeed seen, held, and viewed through the camera and have also seen the short film created by Peter Jackson using the RED ONE... it was at this point I could make out the bitchy sour face which was forming on her mug...She said so u have the camera? I said mine wont be coming until december..she said "sounds like the story with most people.. no one has the camera yet"..
anyways.. I couldn't wait to get out of able and laugh.
Long story short.. phantom costs in the mid 2000s to rent..
Ill still use for highspeed.. but they are freaked out because they understand that a better camera will lessen the value of their equipment.