I was shooting a spot last week. It was a simple shoot with a low budget (for a spot), and one of the consequences was that we skimped on a continuity person. The director kept yelling "circle that" at the end of good takes, and then following up with, "oops, I keep forgetting we don't have continuity."
What if one of the user buttons could be programmed to "circle that". I'm not sure exactly what that would mean, but somehow, there could be metadata added that caused the shot folder to be a different color, or something could be added to the file name, etc. I'd leave it to the folks at RED to figure out what would make it a circled take.
Since uncircling could be complicated, I'd vote that you'd need to hit the button two or three times, consecutively, within 30 seconds of the takes end to circle it--something to keep takes from getting circled by accident.
What ya'll think?
DP, Oakland CA