I for one would really love to see some kind of frame overlay feature in the scarlet system. this would be very helpful for many things, especially for me doing visual effects work. Right now it's only planned for the Epic, but if it's pleasing to the RED guys, I would really be appreciative of this feature.
here's some previous threads on it...
Okay, here's a quick recap of all the suggestions/discussion:
This thread started about a year ago :) in response to Ted talking about the Epic frame overlay feature, and saying it might be a possibility for Scarlet as well, if there was interest. There certainly is some interest...
The purpose of the discussion as I see it is twofold.
A. Suggestions for implementation/use (Epic/Scarlet)
B. Desirability to have those same features in the 2/3" models
DESCRIPTION: Frame Overlay is the ability to, well, overlay a frame over the monitor feed. It could be anything from a toggle between frames, to some kind of blending mode overlay. It is used for different types of continuity between shots. We'll talk more about specific uses below.
A. Suggestions For Implementation
Load frames to temporary, built in memory on camera.
Load frames from CF card/SSD, WiFi/Ethernet etc.
Choose previous frames
Load TIFF/JPEG etc. (this one is big)
Suggestions for Use
Matching (composition/lighting/etc.) old footage, shot by others.
Shot matching for storytelling purposes.
Non-linear shooting, matching shot to shot (Continuity).
Reshoots, Pickups, etc.
Matching Horizon/Perspective Lines.
Returning to a location at different time/day where the shot needs to be the same. i.e. seasonal timelapse
Most Visual Effects shots.
Matching two takes without the use of a motion rig.
Matching plates/artwork/matte paintings.
3D (for its unique DOF)
To be continued...
This seems to be a very desirable feature on both Epic and Scarlet. The most essential use of it will likely be for visual effects work. It is highly foreseeable that the 2/3" models will be used for FX work, and 2nd Unit Photography. Also, the slightly deeper DOF and extremely small configuration makes them high candidates for Stereo3d work. Being small and cheap gives it a lot of advantages to be used in extreme conditions and for Special/Visual Effects. Not to mention lower budgeted productions. I'm getting a Scarlet Fixed and plan on doing some very intense VFX work with it.
FINE al coda
Hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions, and/or corrections - anything that will make it more accurate or concise. Thank you!
I'll keep this first post updated, so it remains kinda sticky and easy to locate.