Texan living abroad in the Pacific Northwest.
This is the perfect tool...just take it off the handlebars and put the mimic on a geared head or fluid head. The big problem with using the handlebar by holding it in the air is that any kind of muscle twitch or lapse in concentration translates to errant camera
motion. Or picture using it on a process trailer where the R2 is on the picture car and you are sitting in the back of the tow vehicle...if you are using a mimic or Force Pro mounted to wheels, tripod, or joystick, the camera will be still...but if you use handlebars every time you hit a bump in the road, every time your centrifical force changes around the turns, the camera will be listing all over the place.
So...can’t red just give you 2 HD-SDI’s without yet another module to do it? Also, is there no A/B version?
I don't understand how you can't understand what I'm saying. When a camera is end of lifed, the resale takes a hit. American cars used to have 3-4 year product cycles, whereas Mercedes goes on a 7 year cycle. One big exception to American vehicles is the jeep, which has been on a 10 yr product cycle for the past 30 years at least. I sold my 2001 Jeep after 7 or 8 years for a depreciation of $311 a year! Planned obsolescence makes things cost more and depreciate more. Mercedes and Jeep (and Volvo) have unusually high resale values b/c they are around longer.
When something is end of lifed, it's less popular for the resale, causing you to jump so you aren't caught in a depreciation spiral. When the trade in value is crippled, when the produce is changed for negligible benefit, it's just for more income flow to RED. RED owners are caught in a trap of, oh, you gotta get the next thing...and this is no more apparent then the constant posts by RED of "get out your deposit money...you're gonna be blown away by what's next". (They do it constantly---it's super annoying and car salesman-y.) I don't want to do that every few months. It's ridiculous and totally pointless.
Don't get on me about how capable my old Scarlet-W is. Yes, it's great. I love the Scarlet-W as far as it's size and weight and how capable it is for relatively little compared to the more expensive models. I had a RED 1 MX for years, and it was great having something that stayed valid for a long time...but if I played the trade in game all the time, it would've made far less money. Financially, buying a new camera and doing it all over again so quickly, is just unnecessary. I feel like a sucker, I feel like a junkie getting manipulated by my pusher. I just don't want to play that game.
Exactly. This reads exactly like paid content.
It’s funny how I took the exact same information about the Dragon-x and came up a totally different conclusion about it. RED: making obsolescence...happen ever 18 months. Take the Scarlet-W off of the offerings...make its trade it value so crappy that Jared Land himself says you’re better off selling it and buying a Gemini, don’t look at the math, it doesn’t make any sense...and then replacing the Scarlet-W with Dragon-X which is almost exactly the same thing with a few extra FPS’s and IPP2 built in (whereas IPP2 is already available in post for all red’s.). I can’t think of ANY real life reasons that I *have* to have IPP2 through the camera...it’s nice, sure, but not nice enough to take off Scarlet-W off the market. It’s a cheaper camera, it’s their lower end offering...but by forcing its obsolescence by design, not outdated technology, it’s actually their more expensive choice. It’s a big f-ck you to their customers. I used to think I couldn’t afford an Arri, but with how fast they change these cameras (with tiny upgrades so incrementally better as to be not even worth upgrading...) it just doesn’t make financial sense. I just want to buy a camera and not have to think about it for a few years. After the nearly 6 month wait to get our Scarlet-W, and have them announce the crappy trade in 18 months later...and then have the camera off the market 3-4 months after that...it’s so unnecessary. An Alexa Mini today is the same one that came out several years ago and most people would rather shoot on that anyway, most high to middle range productions prefer it...I can’t even keep track of RED’s offerings in that same window of time...who would have thought that the Mini would’ve been the cheaper option when you consider depreciated resale values when cameras have been unncesisarily end of lifed. I’m done.
You can have *3* 100-160wh batteries. Read the fine print. It says two "spare" 100-160wh batteries...(they even italicize the word "spare")...so if you have the ability to configure your camera case to leave one attached to the body, you can have 3.
Another battery I fly with is the IDX Endura Elites. They have two separate cells in them, and if separated, they count as under 100wh.
I'm curious if the SDI-1, -2, & -3 are all mirrors of the same, of if it's integrated into the OS (so you could have a feed for camera department and a feed for clients. If I'm on steadi, I want to see histogram without plugging in the Touch monitor, but just want a simple 709 or redgamma and limited display for client monitors.) This is 101 stuff that RED should've had at product launch. Their modules suck. If you want XLR and multiple SDI, you have to have that giant (expensive) module that makes it so much bigger a camera.