Even when they *finally* release footage, its hot air. It tells us absolutely nothing about the camera. Notice its locked down, I wonder if they’re having skew problems? Red might be a good company, but they constantly over-promise and under-deliver. The opposite of what you should want from a company that you need to trust. Oh, and they constantly dribble out bits of news, or just the claim that there is news, or BS like “Everything just changed again, more news later!” that really never tells you anything, but sure makes the fanboys scream like girls at a beatles concert in the 1960s! Seriously. In fact, every time I’m suckered into following a link to the red user forums for some of this “news” I get the increasing impression that Jim Jannard has the personality of a 14 year old girl who can’t decide which boy she likes best– every day, its a different one. I fell for the promise of a company that was going to really change the game… but I don’t believe anything they say anymore. I bet the percentage of RED fans who are eagerly awaiting Scarlet who are really prepared to edit a 3K Raw workflow is less than 10%.
Not that there aren’t those who are serious and ready to do so, just that the hype and popularity of these cameras far exceeds the reality of the market.
It reminds me of all the boys who were excited about cars they could never afford and who would relentlessly debate them, even though they’d never own one– and if they did, it would be when they were in their 50s and the car was a collectible over 30 years old and completely unpractical by the time they get one.
A friend of mine sent me this quote re: Red Cameras, and I’m not sure that shes wrong. Tons of hype. The last few films I’d seen shot with Red looked really shitty. I was telling someone that — and they went into well that must have been a conscious decision for the film’s ‘look’. I told them ‘That’s what I would have said, too.’ Nice try. But I would have cleared my throat in the English tradition to let you know that you were about to be beset in bullshit.