Don’t know How I could have missed it
|September 28, 2008|
|RED’s Scarlet Back to the Drawing Board|
|RED’s Scarlet Back to the Drawing Board According to Jim Jannard on the REDuser.com forum: “We have changed everything about Scarlet because the market has changed and we have discovered a lot of things in the process. We have a new vision. Wipe you minds of the past announced Scarlet. Forget the design and forget the price. It is all different now. We think you will be surprised. Glad we didn’t take any deposits…”Gleaned from his other announcements we know:
1) Scarlet is being redesigned.
2) The name will remain the same (Scarlet).
3) An announcement which will include prototypes and new specs will come fairly soon.
4) RED is aiming to have working models of Scarlet at NAB.
5) RED is aiming to ship Scarlet sometime after NAB.
6) RED is aiming to fulfill initial orders before FALL of 2009.
7) As of now the specs announcement is aimed for early November.
Speculation is that these changes are occurring in response to recent releases by still camera DSLRs from Nikon and Canon that can now also record short bursts of High Definition motion images. This is clearly an area where RED thinks it can excel, having already solved many of the issues that come up taking still technology and applying it to Digital Cinema acquisition with the RED One.