Sorry if this seems to be a stupid comparison for all you RED fans but I'm REALLY a newbie regarding RED cameras.
A year ago I was planning to buy a Scarlet 2/3 but it was been delayed since, and there's this new contender in town by Panasonic which is really getting things hotter.
I know that everybody raves about the "not so good" AVCCAM codec and the 4:2:0 color sampling which seems to be a major drawback against RED cameras, but if you don't mind, can you RED experts give me some advice on:
- I see so many extras for the "S35 Brain Only" camera that I really don't understand how much do I have to spend (besides the brain and the optics), if I'm only searching for a film camera with good audio INs and preferably TC IN/Out options (I assume a Marshal monitor will do just fine and will be much cheaper than RED's 7" option).
- If both cameras are about the same price (7k+accessories??? for RED vs 6K for Pana), which one you will really choose and why? (no sentimental answers here please).
- Anyone really knows if this S35 Scarlet will hit the market in the next months, or is it probably going to happen the same thing that's happening with the 2/3 Scarlet?
Every bit of help's really appreciated. Thanks in advance.