Posted in 2006 in a video forum in reference to the announcement of concept RED One:
There is no way this camera is coming this year, or even next. The Panasonic HVX-200 shoots 1080 60i which weighs in at 100mb/s. The bandwidth of 2540 60p would be, to quote Michael Scott of Dunder Mifflin, 'incalculacble'.
To shoot 1080i footage on the panasonic, one must use P2 memory. For 8 minutes of footage, one must pay $2199.95 (from bhphoto.com) for an 8gb P2 card. Imagine the price to record a single minute from this "Red" camera... let alone the fact that there is no possible portable medium to record on."
There are plenty of other examples like this out there. Obviously, this guy was wrong, and we are now living in the age of 5K Epics, Scarlet, and soon 6K Dragon, RED Ray and much, much more. Not to mention the incredibly powerful software Red Cine X Pro.
We can all stop and take a collective laugh at the naysayers and then continue supporting the greatest company in the world.
Thank you RED, never lose sight of your original vision and here's to "Obsolescence Obsolete"