With so many of us preparing our budgets for the EPIC we also have to think about accessories for the EPIC and the cost of them for our businesses. Of course this is not the case for everyone but I would venture to guess that the majority of people purchasing the EPIC are existing RED users that have already made a significant investment on accessories to support the RED. So it will be interesting to see peoples spending habits with this upgrade.
Also there are large changes in the way this industry makes its money with a growing loss of interest in a physical media and increasing interest in online video streaming / downloads. (This would seem to be a similar fate to what happened to the music industry) I could go on forever about that, but the point is not only is our economy in poor shape but also it’s hard to keep up with the changes that are happening in the Industry.
With all that said I would be interested to hear feedback on the following:
- If you are a current RED owner and are planning on purchasing the EPIC, what kind of accessories are most interesting for you to buy? Are you planning on getting by as long as you can with the accessories you already have for your RED that will still work?
- For the accessories that will not transition from the RED to the EPIC, will you buy new, used, or rent?
- If you are not a current RED owner but are planning on purchasing the EPIC, what kind of accessories are most interesting for you to buy? Or will you rent?
The economy is changing how we all do our work. We do not only have to be creative with the video production but also how we spend our money to make it happen. I am interested to hear your story on how you have made do in these tough times.