ticoraw can support non-bayer CFA sensors too (X-trans too?) unlike prores raw
compression ratios offered @12bit are 6:1 and 12:1.
Intopix has nothing to lose unlike RED, rather they will gain more if they expand their services to all other camera companies.
My prediction is the days of ATOMOS and RED willl be over soon. Cinema cameras will be less enthusiastic and more hybrid versions will pop up from every camera company. RED trying auto-focus, and partnering with canon for RF mount seems like they understood they are losing their checkpoint (compressed raw codec).
i feel there are 2 bottlenecks for a camera to be more cinema /video oriented -
1)Electronic nd filter- the patent of forza silicon which has expired recently.
2) Compressed raw codec- novel compression techniques like jpeg-xs tico raw are circumventing around RED's patents.
seems like clear path for the future for hybrid photo- cinema cameras.
If brands like Kinefinity, blackmagic, Zcam don't focus on auto-focus, an already shrinking camera market can hit them hard.