Just killed a bunch of pointless and insulting posts. Let's try to play nice and leave personal attacks off the forums.
Look at it this way. I've watched hundreds upon hundreds of old warner bros and others pictures back in the day and never saw one slomo shot... ever, or that hand held crap that they call fart upps, ART! The problem today is they are making the cameraman tell the story in place of the good dialog that just the very few can write. The art of cinema photography is all but lost to creepy, greedy, smelly producers that just can't make enough money fast enough. NO STICKS NO DOLLY brakes the forth wall just as fast as the actor looking into the glass. It tells the audience this is being filmed or vlimed as I like to call it, not film not video! I don't know if anybody remembers but this is suppose to be a "fantasy" experience but every time the camera bounces around it tells me this is no longer a story but is a poor job of trying to make a feature motion picture. My suggestion to you, if you are a 15 year old kid trying to get in to making films, is to knock on an retired old timers front door and ask him how they did it back in the day and learn correctly the ART of film making because apparently schools can't. sorry for the rant but someones got to say it...
Burst-mode.... hmmm, sure i would like to have more things to play with, but somehow i don't think this type of compromise is RED's way, it doesn't fit that good into their vision. I always saw the ability to choose lower resolutions with higher fps as RED's way to realize a burst-mode.
I don't think there is room to build something like a "traditional" burst-mode into EPIC/Scarlet, because they don't have those big bottlenecks that other cameras have. RED has built a completely new chipset to to be able to process 5k/4k, 16Bit, RAW images with high fps and they moved on to faster media. Slow media and slow (re-used) chipsets are the main reason why others built burst-modes around a puffer.
Ok, lets dicsuss this, what would be needed to do such a thing? A way to buffer raw images straight from the sensor into a big amount of RAM (don't forget, we're not playing with HD/8bit-stuff here). I don't think RED has gigabytes of unused RAM in every camera, so this probably needs to be done with another DSMC-module. But i'm also not sure about the possibilities to get around the encoder, the whole system looks to me like it is designed around the one and only task to get images to the encoder and then to the media. Simple, but bulletproof and done in perfection.
Honestly, i don't think this would worth the effort, time and money. It's some a old concept with lots of compromises. RED is going a different route with upgrading the hardware (and again pushing it to its limits). Dragon is coming. ;)
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