The REDRocket technology is long in the tooth and isn't supporting your users' needs at a standard which meets the lovely imaging systems you've released.
The REDRocket is the bottleneck.
We need a portable, affordable playback and debayering system.
A Rocket card is $5K+ - if your Rocket goes down, the replacement is $3K - so conceivably, you could be into a Rocket system for $8K on a $12K camera (Scarlet) -
This cost is totally out of proportion and should be adjusted to the needs of today's user base.
When the Rocket was released to serve the original RED ONE, I was relieved and grateful. But times have changed (thanks to RED!), cameras and expectations have changed. And now I just find myself frustrated by the bottleneck, by the pricing, by the lack of portability of the Rocket system, by the reports of weak solder joints which make me reluctant to move the card between systems, by the uninspiring third-party chassis options - and their lack of availability.
There have been tons of threads begging for an updated Rocket system. We want something portable, swappable, fast, efficient, Thunderbolt-enabled, and at a price point which is proportional to the amount spent on the SCARLET.
Beloved RED, you have solved way bigger problems than this and you are working on solutions which "defy gravity" - surely, you can do this one little thing to solve a current, ongoing and frustrating problem for your loyal user base? Pretty please?
I need it. I want it. Yesterday if not sooner.
Yours in humble and eternal gratitude -