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    Am waiting for the Scarlet X to hit a couple of grand for a brain and then I can buy one myself ;-)
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    Scarlett... died on me... No more repairs possible at red. Now it is a good looking paperweight.
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    I picked up one recently from Adorama for a little over 3K
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    Got around to testing the NinjaV for 5k@1080p60. Even with Open Gate/timebase set to 60p, it was a no-go. The Recorder registers it as a 1080p60 feed, and it's captured at 60p, but when slowed back to 24, it's like 24 slowed to 40% (chop city, not the liquid smooth we know and love).

    As for IPP2, unless my firmware isn't the latest, it turns out while MX cameras have Log3G10 (which I knew), they only have RC4 internally (not RWG, like I thought). Using Resolve's Colour Space Transform you can go from RC4/Log3G10>RWG/Log3G10, but I'm not sure how accurate it'll be (side note: going back to RC4, I realized how much more yellow the skintones are with RWG... I actually dislike it, so I might try looking at RC4/DC2 again.)

    Also wasn't able to get rec-trig to work, though I only spent 5-10mins with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Redden View Post
    I picked up one recently from Adorama for a little over 3K
    Was it just a brain, or a kit?
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    Our Scarletx bought used in Jan 2013 is still in use all the time as a bcam to scarletw. 95% use is as an interview bcam for doco work (we turn the fan off). Hasnt died yet. I think we'll keep using it until it dies then proudly display it on the office shelf. Last year it was our dedicated movi camera on a short film while the scarletw did all handheld, tripod, jib and alider shots. You notice the extra 2+ stops of dr in the highlights on the dragon sensor and better color separation. But its still a really nice image.
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    Bought it a couple years ago used, and still love it. It does lack ANA mode, and sometimes the overcrank speed is too low (especially for tabletops), but the image is still reasonably good out of it. It is better then UMP, and much better than BMPCC 4k.

    I do love the MX sensor more than any other recent sesor for its monochromatic grain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zack McTee View Post
    love my scarlet mx, use it all the time as a b-cam for epic-w.
    Same setup here, although the Scarlet is getting edged out by the Blackmagic Pocket 4k for travel shoots - lighter and smaller, goes easier onto a slider for b-roll... especially now I have a LUT I like that matches it pretty well to the Epic.
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    I purchased #1130 day one sitting in the Amsterdam airport hitting refresh on my phone trying to get into the website. Since then this camera has been a trusted ally. Only issue I've had was the internal battery eventually wearing out. Missed opportunities to upgrade but it actually worked in my favor. I just wrapped photography on a supermarionation comedy pilot starring a 1/6 scale puppet called Senataur. The look we wanted landed on the Scarlet and a perfect marriage of lensing, filtration, lighting all put on to the MX emultion. Over 80 days of production this little champ was running without a hiccup. Shooting 5k 12fps at 3:1 it just kept gobbling it all up. I love my MX, I learned, taught, and grown with it. I've always wanted a little more with an Epic MX, full 5k frame rate etc...but. This camera kept me hungry and razor focused to pull the absolute best out of each time. Then rent up when needed. Adding Dragon color in post this baby keeps staying current.
    I have other cameras, I use and need other tools for other jobs. But this one holds a special place and I hope it goes forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Peterson View Post
    Was it just a brain, or a kit?
    Sorry, I'm just seeing you question. It was just a brain but you can get a pretty minimal kit for a little over 4.
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