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.
Two cameras made for slightly different purposes. Although theres a lot of crossover. I'd suggest for owner / operator the Scarlet W is probably a better option.
Matte boxes are for far more than holding your filters. Internal ND's are a god send.
This has died down a bit, so time to comment.
Very interested to use this camera and see it in action. I'm curious how close the sensor is to the C300MKII technically. I'd assume quite as they've implemented Canon Log 3 on both models. That being the case the MKII didn't thrill me with its colours or highlight roll off. It's good, however I thought at 1080, in Canon Log and side by side the original C300 was better. (Yes I did that test for myself).
Just want to add, I've seen so many comments saying the URSA / MINI does the same for X % of price or similar. I'm sorry but they are completely different and saying otherwise suggests inexperience. They are a world apart. That doesn't have anything to do with the quality you can pull out of an URSA / Mini. I would suggest the list of this is high in its bracket though. Canon have never been the cheapest.