I had a conversation with a salesmen for another camera company while at NAB and I got a reaction I'm starting to wonder if that's become the norm.
He just looked at me when I said I was considering using a scarlet for Live Studio work and just said "Are you kidding? Get Real..." then proceeded to tell me what his camera could do. Looked at me like I was an idiot, disregarded what I said, and moved on. Listen, I understand that people have their differences of opinion (especially when you're paid to support one product over another). What seemed to catch me by surprise was the fact that he didn't spend a breath trying to compare the two products. He didn't say 'oh, you're going to have a problem because the P32 space modulator isn't configured right,' or 'our flux capacitor is newer, better, brighter, cheeper, and something else that is really important.' I understand they're in two different categories, but the way I see it, from a feature base, they're not that far off- you throw the right lens on the front of a scarlet, the price point, features, lack of need for the right accessories (CCU) all really start to paint an interesting picture.
Sure, lets wait to see if how everything comes together once the product is shipping, but I felt like I'd opened the door to politics and religion when I said that- it was more about ideology and dogma than anything.
Is this the new norm or did I just find a special guy at NAB? And btw, it wasn't #1 when you go looking for a pro studio camera. If you can guess the company, I'll tell you, but I just don't want to come out and openly bash them- that's not the point of what I'm saying...