Not quite unboxing but the excitement was nearabouts the same level today when Stephen Webb of AE films brought round his RED today to our studios so we could start to play with the workflow and see if the camera's going to fit into the type of work we shoot.
I also managed to get it up on our steadicam... note for other Archer users - you're going to want to avoid shooting as I did with the battery and full baseplate on the top. Little bit too top-heavy for the Archer sled (had to attach a third battery underneath the post), although the arm was absolutely fine. I'm going to be investing in a steadicam > RED power cable as soon as I can find one.
First impressions of the camera: absolutely love it! We were thinking of going XDCAM 422 - but honestly, what would be the point?
Thanks Stephen for investing in the future (and RED for building it :)
DP / Steadicam