This morning, I just burned a DVD of the best video I ever shot, that the wife and I and some friends will treasure forever. The ~30 minute video rendered all night on a fast 3-core Athlon, with Sony Vegas' median filter turned on to try to minimize the noise from our JVC GR-HD1. Don't get me wrong...it looks great and our friends will be thrilled, being well soft box lit and composed, with a gorgeous set and elegant costumes, it looks much better than almost anything we've seen out there. But it wasn't just the noise that flawed this video technically to my eyes, which deserved better. For that matter, a pro-sumer videographer like me deserves better, given the amount of effort, artistic energy, and expertise that go into our projects.
I long for Scarlet. The regrets associated with these precious, unrepeatable shoots, pile up. The greatest artifacts of my life will be divided into "pre-Scarlet" and "post-Scarlet".