Why the Scarlet Sucks (because you’re too stupid to get context)

Episode 26
With inflammatory title in hand, John Hess considers the additional Post Production details of RED shooting for folks who may not have a clue what they’re getting themselves into in this response to the C300 vs Scarlet debate.


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Show Notes

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Simon Hosick

Wow, Philip Bloom follows this podcast


I think John and I have run into the same people, which is why I giggled through this entire podcast.


It sucks for most of us.

I’m not a current RED owner looking for a B cam. Might as well rent an Epic.

William Graydon

John, I agree that many people do not know that to have a complete package a Scarlet will run you about $20k but to say that it sucks is a bit ignorant. You are entitled to your opinions and this is in no way bashing just pointing a few things out.
When rendering R3D files you can debayer them to facilitate your workflow.
Having a camera system that is modular allows you to upgrade your camera with out having to invest in another camera a few years from now. Overall I do think you have to be outlandish at times because people don’t do their homework and think this will cost them much less than it really will.

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