Contact me through my website -- I'm done with my current project by May 10th, and I'm good for lunch in LA. (American or Italian dishes preferred.)
They're both essentially the same camera with different data rates, features, accessories, and pricing. I think the sound problems with the Epic and Scarlet are fixable over time, but I'm just disappointed that these specific issues -- the type of jacks used, headroom in the preamps, lack of true line inputs, lack of reliable monitoring -- were not addressed early on. The picture quality and flexibility of the camera set new standards for the industry; I just feel like sound was #99 on a list of 100 priorities. (Timecode might have been #100.) The Pro I/O didn't solve these problems as I had hoped.Not having the best sound on the Epic is a forgivable sin, as the Epic truly is a cinema camera targeting that consumer base. Scarlet, on the other hand, targets a user base that arguably requires top notch sound on camera as it will undoubtedly be used on projects where external full sound solution may not be affordable or logistically practical.
Top-notch sound is required on everything where the audience needs to understand the dialog. Unless you're shooting a sequel to The Artist, this can potentially be a problem.
Then again, maybe this is just plain stupid and inefficient ;)
I think it would be a mistake to have the EVF/LCD port on top of the camera. It won't effect sales, but I fear it will get in the way and we'll have to say 'I don't know why they've put it there' on every shoot! Could we not lose the middle two ridges at the top and put the socket in there? Those design ridges take up the top 1/3 of that side. I'd much prefer better ergonomics over retaining the design style. The bottom ridges have already been lost. Hopefully it's not too late to be considered.
The only problem I had with our current Epic is lack of an extra SDI, EVF and D Tap output. Also, really hoped the I/O would be smaller. In conjunction with the quad it makes for a large profile. May go back to battery plates. Would have loved to see two EVF ports, that way we can use our bomb, touchscreen and the 7" for focus puller (instead of small HD). Am I the only one who's feels this way? Please be nice and don't banish me. These our just observations based on my using the Epic in the field on everything from Doc, movies to broadcast. Perhaps a smaller "stripped down" module?
Last edited by Ned Wilson; 06-15-2012 at 12:03 PM.
Can the scarlet get turned up to 240fps or 200fps for slow motion. I don't want to rent a epic just for slo mo scenes. 120fps is a joke after seeing other consumer cameras crank to 200 or 240fps like the FS 700.
hey..if I don't ask I will never know and one last thing when will we see states on the scarlet 6K or footage from the epic 6K???
+1 for a skinnier pro io w- monitor out and xlrs. I need simple and lightweight...
not that easy unfortunately... you need a ASIC for each thing you are trying to do.. and an ASIC powerful enough to do something that seems simple like creating an extra RGB monitor path from a huge 5K raw then compress it all at 120fps needs power.. and power needs cooling.. which needs heatsinks, and pretty soon you get to be the size of the IO without trying.
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