I really like the 89fps at 1280x720 mode. It looks quite nice, actually. 1280x720 on the Scarlet actually looks a lot better than 1920x1080 on a DSLR in my opinion and obviously is a lot more flexible to work with when grading. I was expecting the 1K mode to be 1024 which really would not have been very useful to me so having access to really great slow motion at 1280x720 for web content is a lovely surprise. You can shoot 4K HD for real time content and drop resolution as necessary for higher frame rates or HDR and do a 1280x720 finish for the web. Nice!
I aggree, let’s wait a little more before taking the upgrade on the set.
Also, I hear what you’re saying and we all miss that 1 extra frame and lots of other things that as you correctly stated, but I think .....we should give them a break; after all they have done a marvellous job so far. Were would we be without RED ?? J
And yes, (smells like Epic protecting politics)the answer is probably just that.
After all they’re in to this venture to be financially successful as well as everything else.
The Scarlet-x processor must be way inferior to that of the Epic hence the price and specs.
Still, it would be a very generous present to us all if they could implement some of the Epic benefits to the Scarlet world.
Thank God for RED!!!
Last edited by Mauro Andreini; 05-12-2012 at 08:16 PM.
@Maik and Brant:
I'm very happy about the features and the benefits of the Scarlet just now. No doubt about that.
I'm not among the users pressing redteam to fast and deep improvements, I'm ok with the today's features.
I'm only talking about some useless feature like 1K (for me, not pretending this is the law :)) with a horribly cropped image useless for 4K or 3k matching (if U talk about cinema. If Your business is the web U're welcome and I'm happy for U:) and I'm thinking about a possible burst mode in 3K letting to give us higher frame rate in that resolution. Probably we'll see kind of in the future (especially with some cameras with higher frame and resolution coming out in the next months...)
About protecting the Epic - well, guys, it's a clear fact and I must not explain anything about that...
In the end I still repeat I'm very satisfied with the features of the Scarlet I'm working with , and I'm arguing about true and serious improvements in the future for making it a better camera.
To be clear I'd like more:
25 for 3K.
For other things I'll wait for what the future will bring to us (with the dragon, sure, but I'm aspecting something very cool also before... let see).
If you want product line protection politics, look at other brands. Red is already giving you a lot for very little. I paid 40K for my Epic package, why should Scarlet owners compete with my rental business even more than they already do?
There has to be a valid reason to rent an Epic instead.
Everybody cheers about "democracy" but when Black Magic released the Resolve free version, I was out $1000 I felt cheated out of. I am not a full time colorist, but it has driven down hourly rates so far down that many are quitting here in Montreal - just no way to make a living anymore. Which means fewer and fewer people are devoting all their time to truly mastering that craft. It's fine to say "it's all about the talent." I agree that it should be, but equipment purchases are business investments, and Red is not in the business of screwing over their loyal supporters just so you can stop your whining. Price is also a business notion, and the price of gear affects the price you can charge for an hour of your life on this earth.
Even worse was when Black Magic screwed over their customers to release what they just paid $250 000 for at $1000. People lost their houses over that one.
This is a business. Not a hobby destined to help you make your indy whatever film or to make wedding videos look better. Grow up, deal with it.
Last edited by Rob Ruffo; 05-12-2012 at 06:59 PM.
What does the v 24 -v8000 seconds do? and what are they for? example 1WS 120FPS and v8000 sec does what? more slow motion?
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