Yes.. sorry. I'm in a huge online. Lots of stuff on the go.
I should't be on the forum like a junkie, I should be working.
Thanks for Reminding me. :)
I have many tests to post, but not with me, Im in another country at present.
I'm wanting the play back to be working so I can just go out and shoot by myself and see what I'm getting there and then, instead of having to put everything in may laptop every time to view, or drag around a some sort of video playback.
I'll be sharing stuff soon though. Alot of things I'm working on has not gone to air yet. So I'm sort of grounded.
Sorry Mark to be touchy about American Cinematographer, but I get tired of the bashing it gets online, it predates digital... when I was in college and couldn't get into a film program as an undergraduate, the magazine was my film school. I read every issue going back to the mid 1920's and I reread every issue starting from 1970 several times over by the time I graduated. I am eternally grateful for that, so feel the need to defend it as I would an old friend. Plus I'm involved in publication at the ASC, I know the staff of the magazine, and they are all fine people and there is no policy of letting companies that buy advertisements to dictate how articles are written.
Alexa is a great camera... no doubt about it. The lingering questions is... "is 1080P really good enough in a future 4K world?".
Alexa is functionally a camera I've been asking Red for.
Its a Scarlet in terms of its performance numbers in all but one category - sensor size. So, for me a 3K Scarlet camera with the same specifications as the Scarlet Cinema, but with an S35 sensor and the ability to use the various Epic mounts (PL, Nikon Canon etc.) would be ideal. It would be cool if the sensor was actually S35, not the larger 5K sensor. I suppose APS-C or the same size as Red One might be nice as well. I just would have to plan on using it with SLR lenses or much older PL mounts (that don't cover Epic/5K) around that price point
If Arri decides to undercut the F3 on pricing for Alexa bodies, I'd snatch one today in a heartbeat. Its a fantastic camera- but that's all its worth to me. I'd rather buy a Sony F3 ... or even an FS100 if I come up with the business need before I can get an Epic M or X. (To be fair, they'd only have to undercut the F3 body + S-Log firmware pricing - because of Alexa's built in RAW.)
So ... to sum up, Red doesn't have a camera on sale, or announced that is directly comparable with Alexa.
I have to say that occasionally AC magazine drives me nuts though. For a little while there, AC was publishing a lot fewer lighting schematics- which I really value. Also sometimes they publish articles that I disagree with journalistically. Like Christopher Probst's article on Red that generated a lot of discussion a while ago- I felt it read unbalanced, though I don't want to rehash that topic.
AC is a pretty important magazine in our craft (galactic understatement) and its tough to live up to the demands someone like me places on it. Thanks for the hard work to you and all the staff there.
PS I'm really glad you worked it out with Mark Toia. I've never met the dude, but he is one of my favorite guys on Reduser. Actually one of my favorite commercial directors period.
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