In the thread about "Just hit Delete" in the workflow area, End slating was brought up and Stuart said...
Since I don't feel like working this afternoon, I thought I would give the slating explanation a try as I've been designing software interfaces for 20 years or so--and I find it fun.
I will preface this with saying that I have never seen a Viper or Dalsa or even a Varicam camera interface (take this for what it's worth), but I just sort of make it up as I go along.
I started with a looking at the renders of your back panel and assumed 5 on top and 3 on the side were all I have to work with. Since I don't know if it is color or not (most likely yes) I decided to make it work in B/W first as color will just enhance it.
This shows a rough idea of what I was thinking for end slating. It's a bit rough, but you'll get the idea.
In my scenario, a single shot has been completed...
The Slate would be Scene, Take, Quality of take, and a user code. Also notice a bunch of meta data. Not sure how you plan to set some meta data, but this would be set in the menus as it wouldn't change much take to take. Notice that the top buttons would correct the scene/quality/user and the left buttons would reverse a clip, play the current clip or move to the next clip to adjust the scene information to get ready for the next take.
I would assume the quality button would be:
Good, Bad, Best, Technical, Blooper, etc. and would cycle.
The circle with a square is a way to say "Stopped". If it was playing back it would be a play triangle and if it was recording it would be a blinking circle.
The Prev Button would step you back to the previous clip to play it back or mark it for deletion.
Hitting the alt key...
would allow you to reverse the direction of the buttons on the top or Delete this clip perminantly if it is the last clip on the chain. If you selected it, it would give you a "Are you sure?" dialog before deleting it.
If you had cycled back to a previous clip and tried to delete the clip with the same "alt-Erase" it gives you a different option...
Allowing you to flag the clip to be deleted (Assuming Red Cine or someone else would take care of the deletion, but not actually delete it.
Since this is just marking it, if you alt-delete again--it should allow you to "Unmark this clip for deletion"
If you want to move to the next clip and get the metadata ready for it, it would look something like this: