Texan living abroad in the Pacific Northwest.
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 It’s a cheaper camera, it’s their lower end offering...but by forcing its obsolescence by design, not outdated technology, it’s actually their more expensive choice.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.
They're abandoning 8k and jumping to 12k.
And every lens except medium format/65mm motion picture size will vignette.
This is missing the Dr. Strangelove pie fight.
Oops. My post seems misleading and it's past the edit window. I mean I have not used the Revolvr. I've used the FF4.