Well I have to be honest - I'd love to be the first one to shoot RED 4K underwater - it would be an honor. Posting the results will be big news for all of us. I certainly will have the first professional housing thanks to the brilliant efforts of Mike Hastings at Aquavideo and to Gibby for letting me make the intitial underwater housing drawings and designs off of #8. The question is timing and subject matter - like Jim said, "Bad red footage is not our fault." Don't think my initial efforts will be subject to this disclaimer. The June cameras are not slated to be fully feature enabled, but hey, I only need a record/stop function at 4K redcode RAW 24p for my intitial underwater tests.
Figure 6 weeks from measuring #8 and the housing will be ready so that is some time in June? My personal camera will not ship until October based on the projected shipping dates. However, in conversations with lower number reservation holders a few possibilities exist.
The trick is always in the choosing:
Subject matter options for me in June include (moving from easy to diffcult) 1) Kelp forests off the channel islands 2) Giant squid in Mexico working with Baja J. 3) Sperm whales in the Azores 4) White sharks in Africa 5) My 3 year old son Kai in the pool with his dog
Of course no one can compete with RED providing "rockstars" like Cameron/Pace or Hydroflex with a RED beta model in May (if it already hasn't happened) to design and test with underwater. I think the difference is that I will share my knowledge, testing and results with the reduser community openly.
I look forward to the amazing results of 4K underwater - very exciting!