Wow you guys are great, I love this community. So just to add to my initial post, here are a few example of what I saw which made me nervous about getting the RED Scarlet.
The ONLY two RED Scarlet clips that I like:
Un-impressive Scarlet clips (I can post tons of these, but will only pick top 5)
My main dilemma is that I want to step up my production this summer, but it's hard to be 'wowed' since I'm coming from my current GH2 setup. I want to start reeling in more higher-end clients with a non-dslr camera. I would love to shoot 4k, but I think higher frame rates are more important to me. I shoot mainly music videos. Here are some example of my work: (more on my site / all these were GH2)
Color grading is big to me, so I understand that 8-bit is a huge disadvantage... but the GH2 is 8-bit as well. My top 3 on the list right now is
1. FS700 (love the high frame rate, low light capability is important to me, hate the 8bit codec, 4k is not an issue)
2. Scarlet (I want to love this camera, but have not seen any jaw dropping work from it, considering I'll be putting down a lot of $$$ for it)
3. BMCC (I love the RAW 12-bit, hate how I can't go to 60pfs at least, 2.5x crop isn't a deal breaker for me)
Dave, do you have any link to forum posts or resources on how I can build up a working RED Scarlet rig for cheap? I'm willing to rent extra batteries/SSDs if that means lowering the total cost.