I posted this question on the RED user main forum and was slammed by the "FILM" lovers of the world. I have plenty of film experience, but I now work for a cable company and am looking to justify a RED to my Management. I know I can't get one this year, I need to justify it for next years purchasing.
For some reason my uppers like to follow the leader, so if I can tell them that Time Warner, ABC, CBS, NBC are using this camera, or hire those who own or will own this camera that will make my job easier.
I have done some of the research to back up why I want the RED, and another producer has filled in the blanks as he understands the workflow of the camera better that I. We work in a large market with over 3,000,000 subscribers. It's a local market, but we believe local doesn't have to look local and we have clients coming back to us with great success in the campaigns we have produced both in HD and SD. We need to be HD compliant by 2009 and I don't want to be limited to the Vari-cam of today or have to wait for "the same" RED technology that is at least two years away with the others.
So I closing, I have been slammed enough by the "FILM" Guys (of which I was until a year and a half ago) I just need a little help in convincing the Number Crunchers who sign the checks why this camera is the way to go.
And to Gibby,
Thank you this forum, Just because we don't use a crew of over 50 or have budgets under $55,000 does not mean, the cable industry isn't worthy of having a camera that will speed up workflow on over 600 commercials per year.