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    ok c'mon guys CALM DOWN PLEASE!

    Think about what the RED ONE IS..not hat it IS NOT....consider yourself lucky that Jim even made it.
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    I think we all have to look at Epic as the rental house version of Red. It will cost much much more than the Red One, have industry-standard connectors, support higher data rates and RGB, and just be more 'finished', bulletproof and idiot-proof. It won't be the kind of camera an average to midrange shooter will buy for themselves - it will be something you rent like an Arri 535 or a Viper.

    I don't think anyone should regret owning a Red One, just like no one regrets owning an Arri 3. Epic is the top of line feature camera and will be priced to match. It will be marginally better than Red One for high-end 5K end-to-end workflows, but I believe Epic is meant more as Red's answer to the D21's and Dalsa's of the world.

    I think we can all agree that certain hoped-for features have taxed the processing power of the Red One to its max. How much more can we expect out of a $18000 camera? I'm expecting the Epic will allow every possible output on every port. One set of framelines for the operator and another for the director while the AC watches a 1:1 zoomed, focus enhanced image. Scaled modes where any portion of the sensor can be used for any resolution. Higher frame rates and lower compression. Interface with third party decks and recording systems.

    In short, Red has announced a big brother for the Red One. It takes nothing away from the awesomeness of Red One, it's just bringing the Red revolution to the big guys.
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    I talked to Ted about this and he said there will be a Red One sensor upgrade available at the same time as Epic
    ....And I feel a lot better now. That's really all I needed to know.

    Actually when I first saw the Epic I thought I thought, "Wow, this must be their '70mm' camera"(I didn't really think they'd have a 70mm sensor, but you get the picture), then I saw '5k' and I thought oh no it's replacing the Red. But maybe it really is their '70mm' camera vs. the '35mm' Red One.
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    Quote Originally Posted by car3o View Post
    i don't think many people are realizing, "epic" is a different camera all together.
    No, that's exactly the problem.

    A lot of people bought into the ideal that RED ONE was a new camera system designed by with the specific intent to stay up to date and top of the line over time at a considerably lower pricepoint than usual. Now RED's first major announcement in image improvement/resolution comes in the form of an entirely new camera that's over twice the cost? It's puzzling at best, especially when there's almost no case at all for the creation of a 5k camera (other than maybe being able to blast away 4k at some insanely high FPS, that and yeah, "F&%K YOU Sony"...we get it). To be fair of course that doesn't mean that a 5K camera is bad, it just makes some question the future potential of the RED ONE now that it's not the flagship of the RED line.

    That and kiss off the any rental plans for your RED ONEs. Once the retal houses start stocking a camera that operates roughly the same, is lighter, smaller, (assumingly) provides a better image in almost every way, AND is still cheap compared to competing high end cameras, renting a RED ONE is going to be rather difficult at best. Saying it'll rent because there's still an HVX market doesn't make sense now either, because unless some bulletproof magic workflow tool that doesn't cost $17K comes out JUST for the RED ONE, then there's no difference between using a RED and an EPIC (assuming of course there's no major change in workflow).

    After all that, I have to say Epic probably isn't a bad thing, it's just utterly puzzling at this point. Until RED comes out and details what improvements justify creating a new camera entirely and make it cost so much more we can't say if it's worth it or not at this point.
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    post changed: the post was incomplete, i wanted to express that i dont agree with users who think its mistake that red offers cameras above and below the red one, and i think its sad that some people complain if a better camera comes to the markets.
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    It's all gravy in my book. I sent an email two years ago to Jim asking about an 8k camera. Here's his reply...

    ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
    Subject: Re: Big Red
    From: "4k" <4k@red.com>
    Date: Fri, April 28, 2006 6:53 pm
    To: ira@filmservicesnw.com
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    Ira,

    I won't say that 6k (or 8k) is on our horizon... we have our hands
    full with getting the 1st one right. But I think once we have
    accomplished that, using our experience to build in both directions
    (consumer and 8k) will be well within our reach.

    Thanks for the support.

    My best,

    Jim


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    I won't take credit for EPIC but my mind's been on hitting the 35mm sweet spot digitally for years (35mm = 6k of resolution with about 1k of that res as actual grain)

    So I'm thrilled, whatever the cost, I've been used to renting 35mm cameras for a long time.
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    I find it funny that everyone is worried about the Epic. To me it just seems like comparing Ferrari's to Lamborghini's. It is extremely weird that they came out with a 5k camera, but as far as rentals are concerned I am far more worried about the Scarlet. Everyone here seems to think it is a good "b" cam....yeah maybe on a big budget shoot. I was planning on using my red one for student level productions. Who the hell is going to rent from me a 4k camera, when they can buy a 3k camera for the price of 2 days of my rental. I am seriously scared of scarlet...I really don't see the big difference between it and the red one, warranting a 14 thousand dollar difference...Also, 4k is already overkill for most of us so....yeah scarlet....scaring me big time....making me rethink everything.....my camera is ready next month....what to do???
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    Quote Originally Posted by iflowers View Post
    It's all gravy in my book. I sent an email two years ago to Jim asking about an 8k camera. Here's his reply...

    ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
    Subject: Re: Big Red
    From: "4k" <4k@red.com>
    Date: Fri, April 28, 2006 6:53 pm
    To: ira@filmservicesnw.com
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    Ira,

    I won't say that 6k (or 8k) is on our horizon... we have our hands
    full with getting the 1st one right. But I think once we have
    accomplished that, using our experience to build in both directions
    (consumer and 8k) will be well within our reach.

    Thanks for the support.

    My best,

    Jim


    >>>>

    I won't take credit for EPIC but my mind's been on hitting the 35mm sweet spot digitally for years (35mm = 6k of resolution with about 1k of that res as actual grain)

    So I'm thrilled, whatever the cost, I've been used to renting 35mm cameras for a long time.
    I wonder who sent that to you... it wasn't me. That is not my email address. Not that the message is wrong, but I never sent you that email.

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