I know this is a few years too late, but I just came across this accidentally.
But let me get this right. You made one post in total just to come here and be a mean person? Wow. fwiw, I'm a professional Director / DoP full time and have been for a very long time. Maybe you're at Best Buy now?
In my edit suite I have full Adobe CC, DaVinci Resolve and FCPX.
FCPX is my go to in every situation I have control over. The reason: It's bloody faster to cut in.
I've been using the LT regularly for over a year now, mixed in with jobs that want Red and others I shoot.
One of the key points on the Varicams that I don't see discussed is that the colour accuracy is retained through varying exposure. For example if you compare a vectorscope on a shot of a colour chart from say -6 through to plus 6 stops, the colour accuracy is retained throughout the exposures. That's a pretty big deal IMO.
Everyone pronounces it incorrectly, doesn't really matter. If you're going to go this far, then to be completely correct it's being spelt incorrectly as well.
Japanese cannot finish a word with a silent "H". Japanese words with H always include a vowel after it: Ha Hi Hu He Ho. So bokeh correctly spelt is boke.
Noel Evans (former resident of Tokyo)
Carrying a pack? Its a monitor.
Comparable priced systems from Red (using Scarlet w) and Varicam LT is 36K for Scarlet W vs 28K for Varicam LT. Admittedly I had to spec the Scarlet to match the LT with I/O etc and didn't include power for either. The LT cost includes Odyssey 7Q and media.
I use the LT and Epic Dragons right now. I like them both.