Friends, this is my first post.
Be kind with me please; I´m no video pro.
After waiting for a decent video+stills solution from other brands like Nikon (today another big disappointment with D300s), Canon, Panasonic, Sony (nothing yet), etc; everything is crap. Bad ergonomics, bad codec, bad compression, jello, delivery formats instead of editing formats, bad, bad, bad. Crippled cameras.
I´m tired, very tired, after more than a year dreaming of something really good and affordable for film and stills. In my mind this convergence is only natural. I use film, stills, drawings, painting, sound, etc; to express myself and sometimes all this stuff ends as a small movie or series of movies.
I would like to spend 2500 USD/Euro max. but if Scarlet fixed lens is the answer I´ll save a bit more to reach it.
As I said I´m not a video pro; I´m an artist/designer. I make movies without camera, but I need a camera now. I need also a good stills camera like a Nikon D300 or F. Frame format Nikon D700.
I donşt make money with movies. It´s a need and pleasure to express myself.
So, after just long readings on this website I still have some questions. Need your help:
1. If I choose to buy Scarlet fix lens (3750 USD), am I able to shoot out of the box and inject the footage into my Mac? Or do I need some more RED parts?
2. Is it possible to think about this Scarlet camera as a good stills camera like those Nikon examples I´ve pointed?
3. How (and when?) can I buy my Scarlet in Europe?
A word to the RED team: finally I found a company with a vision, with dreams, with a will to change things. Your industrial design is beautyfull. The images produced on films (RED ONE) are amazing too. Expectations are so high, so high...
I wish I can have a tiny part of your adventure in my hands to reach my goal as an artist.
Sorry for this huge post.
Thank you very much, all.