i thought I'd start a thread where members of the Red community could put forth their ideas for addressing the Red's lack of pots. The most obvious solution is to use a sound recordist, but assuming this isnt a possibility, some other solution will be necessary for those run and gun scenarios.
One idea I had, keeping in mind that I've not received my Red and have only been in front of a working model a few times, would be to use some of the user-assignable buttons on the back of the camera in conjunction with the menu joystick to control sound. For example, a push of one of these user buttons could bring up the four audio channels. Another push of the button would cycle you through each channel. The level of each channel could be controlled by moving the joystick up or down. One could cancel out of the menu by depressing the joystick, etc.
This is just one idea and I'm sure there are better ones out there, so let's hear them!
Assuming the phantom power hiss gets resolved, and there aren't fan noise issues when running the Red all day with a camera-mounted mic, the only major audio issue, for now, that I can see for the doc and EFP crowd is the lack of pots. Thankfully, due to the modularity of the camera, and the creativity of its engineers and those on this forum, perhaps we can come up with a solution to this problem as well. Anyway, everyone please chime in with your ideas.