OK so I didn't want to hijack another thread so started this one. Basically what I was looking at with the other thread was to get some feedback on the possibilities of using RED for EFP work. I am still getting my head around the whole RED concept so if I make mistakes it's just that I am not fully aware of the current situation on certain topics, i.e is 1080P now dropped and confirmed?
The basic scenario is that I would like to think that I could use RED for my future field work. The final delivery format is for regular TV in the U.S and maybe future DVD release, hence the reason for thinking that I could shoot in 1080P and then keep that as a master. If that shooting format has now been dropped then thats a moot point.
Having taken a look into the whole CF card issue I am not sure thats the way to go for EFP, in my situation. I'm looking at being in the field for up to a month at a time which will mean taking a lot of cards for the daily filming so as not be continually interrupted due to the necessity of downloading cards and reformatting etc.
The other issue I wanted to think about is the fact that I'm going to be spending time in dusty places in Africa, Botswana for one and possibly the Namibian Desert regions for a second. I am obviously very concerned as to what extended periods in such an environment may have on the well being of the Mysterium sensor when it comes to swapping out lenses etc!
I hope this thread clears up a bit what it is that I'm trying to accomplish.
How would you guys approach such a scenario?
Equipment considerations require that I be as light as possible.
Glass selection is now going to be different than that required for 1080P?