Dear Jim, Jarred, and all of red team,
I am sorry to be the turd in the punch bowl, but this is a real issue. You need to have the camera monitor voltage, warn you, and shutdown by it's self if it gets too low. The only time in 17 years of production that I have had to shoot an insurance day, was after a d-20 crashed due to low power, and the venom flash mag went to crazy town. The camera screamed and hollered that there was low voltage, the AC was just not very attentive.
I refucking-fuse to carry around an extra battery on steadicam just because a very simple software voltage monitoring system is not employed.
I would ask every one else that is a motion picture professional to please pipe up about this issue. It should be an easy fix, which would make the camera interface with professional systems much better. Cranes, steadicam, helicopter mounts, dolly for christ sake. An on board battery is not the norm for 35mm production for a reason. I know it's Red, it's different whatever. But for fucks sake lets not re invent the wheel.
I beg the red community to back me up here.
Still love the red, I just want it to be as smart as my clock radio,