I just wanted to let everyone know a few of my impressions of the new system. I recently had a chance to see/work with Epic Tattos and also with the new SSDs.
The Epic is so compact, really, amazing, when you see it on a 3D rig, it's easy to see why it's going to become the de facto 3D camera out there. I love the RED One and we own 2. I've worked for thousands of hours with the camera. I even talk about RED workflow in my sleep (pathetic I know). It's hard to imagine replacing something that has become the go to camera from low budget commercials to the most expensive movies on the planet, but RED is doing it, and it's going to be hard to ever look at the One in the same way now.
I've spent a lot of time with RED's 16GB CF Cards. On Pirates of the Caribbean 4 we had around 4000 (I'll get the exact number later) downloads and the CF cards worked exactly as you'd expect, perfect and fast. With that being said, using the new SSDs will make you forget about everything else. They are small, roughly the size of an iPod, a little bit more narrow, have a form factor that allows you to only put them in one direction, and are crazy fast. They will easily download more than 2x as fast as anything you've currently used.
The images from the camera are incredible. People often question why would they need more resolution when they're going to finish at 1080 or 2k, well, there are hundreds of reasons, but the biggest reason is, image quality, and there is a noticeable difference, even over MX 4.5k. I couldn't stop smiling at the footage, and I wasn't alone, big names, like the kind of names that non film people know, were blown away by the quality and how easy it was to manipulate the images.
Can't go into details, but, get ready for the ride of your lives.