Paul Watt Posted December 5, 2012 Share Posted December 5, 2012 Why woud Arriflex buy anything that RED owns? Alexa is the RED beater, I don't get it? When the 'Big 3' were wondering how the chips would fall in the Global economic downturn, RED was using it's own capital along with that of private investors to launch a daring move into a proprietary CODEC and HW. I wrote in 2008 that the Big3 would quitely watch and then gradually move into RED delivery territory. They have done just that. Meanwhile, Arriflex seemingly avoided the hype machine and simply focused on one camera for the Pros. IF RED had delivered Scarlet on time, and rather than mixing things up by confusing its customers with too broad a product mix, also focused on just one direction, things might have been different. As it is, RED is having a fire sale.There are no cameras out there that do what the Epic does. Internal S35 highspeed raw. REDraw is amazing, as has been stated above. It fires right into Premiere, and REDCineX is a great tool for colouring. And there's a long ass waiting list to get one now that the price has dropped. Red's also delivering RedRay players and soon, projectors. And they're putting together a 4K digital distribution network for theatres and individuals. As far as I can tell, they're crushing it, and they're not going anywhere. I think that it's more likely Canon will be in trouble. C300s and especially C500s are going to be very hard sells at their current prices. The HDSLRs are crippled and over priced, and the lens business is getting more competitive every year. zephyrnoid 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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