I am on the fence about buying a Red camera and thought I would check with some Red owners. Many years ago I was excited about the Red One coming out but it was always was getting delayed. Then the Canon cameras swept across the scene and I bit. Past few years now I have been very happy with my 7D shooting local commercials for mom and pop shops.
But with the 7D I am finding color grading difficult. If I push the footage to far it falls apart. But I really like the fast paced production. I can be set up and rolling in 10 minutes and I normally shoot a restaurant in 2+ hours.
I am worried that if I invest in a RED camera there will be a trade off of speed vs. quality. With Red workflow I now get the quality I need to color correct. But instead of a 2 hour shoot and 4 hour edit with my 7D it is now a 6 hour shoot and a 12 edit with Red footage conversion and extra set up, location changes in a restaurant and break down of gear( that is a guess only about the time).
So if anyone has gone from HDSLR production to a RED workflow can you give me a feel for the trade offs?