as a future SCARLET-X user, who was hoping for 120fps @ 3 K and higher (burst-)framerates (even with a 2/3" Sensor) -
Jim made it hard to be disappointed with the new SCARLET-X, simply because of the EPIC S-35 Sensor, dynamic range, resolution, HDR-X, 5K Stills ETC... I know thereīs nothing in the market, that provides these specs for that price!
.... as it was said, that RED is on the side of the customers and of course are aware of the "LOVE", people like me have for the option of higher framerates, I got the impression, that the framerate-difference between the SCARLET and the EPIC is just too BIG -
or maybe (sorry for that...) "crippled" to keep the difference between these TWO BROTHERS?
Isnīt the option to shoot at higher framerates in a "useable" resolution, something like a hallmark of the RED CAMS?
Many people were or still are disappointed (me included), that now the dream of the RAW+SLOWMO combination is simply "DEAD"....letīs be honest: Who will use 120fps @ 1K for his next commercial or feature film when it is needed?
Here is what people like me only can dream of:
1-120 fps @ 5K RAW (Full Frame, 2:1, 2.4:1 and Anamorphic 2:1)
4.5K RAW (2.4:1)
1-150 fps @ 4K RAW (16:9, HD, 2:1 and Anamorphic 2:1)
1-200 fps @ 3K RAW (16:9, 2:1 and Anamorphic 2:1)
1-300 fps @ 2K RAW (16:9, 2:1 and Anamorphic 2:1)
And here is what people like me have to compromise to:
1-12 fps 5K FF
1-30 fps 4K HD
1-48 fps 3K HD
1-60 fps 1080p HD
1-120 fps 1K
I think - and that is only my view (hoping it is not unrealistic for that price or hardware-wise...) - there is really room for some adjustments that could be implemented in the future (or as a present with delivery?....
1-25 fps 5K FF (to get the 5K usable for motion)
1-60 fps 4K HD (to get the 4K usable for 2 x slowmotion)
1-100 fps 3K HD (to get the 3K usable for 4 x slowmotion) or at least at 2K
1-120 or 150 fps 1080p HD (for 6 x slowmotion)
1- 150 or 200 fps 1K
Having an S35 or APS-C sized Sensor-Coverage for motion is nothing special today - even with 1080p @60 fps - I know, I know...no RED CODE, 4K etc...
But how often do and will you deliver 4K to your client? And for those who praise the RED-CODE....can you afford the RED ROCKET directly with your SCARLET-X....if yes - thatīs nice for You.....if no - I got the same problem!
My plan was...
1. Shooting wide-action-slowmotion-harsh-lighted situations with the RED SCARLET 2/3"
2. Shootimng shallow depth-of-field with one of the better(but still not expensive) options, the market offers....
NOW HERE COMES THE QUESTION:
1. SHOULDN`t IT BE POSSIBLE TO ADD HIGHER FRAMERATES IN A CLEVER-RED MANNOR? Like reduced compression or other compromises? - In that case I donīt mean price-wise / I mean the hardware-capacity...
2. If the price doesnīt allow....than - IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET A HARDWARE-UPGRADE, TO GET MORE FRAMERATES APPLIED - and I-m not talking about the "Dragon-Upgrade"...
Come on Jim - show us how much you love us and give the birds the food they are "peeping" for...