I think I misspoke, so just to clarify, my camera cost 65k with no lens or tripod. Then another 110k for a set of cine primes, then 3k for a tripod, then 8k for stedicam, and on and on. By the time you are really ready to shoot, you should have around 200k of stuff in terms of camera and supporting hardware. Fortunately I didn't have to buy all of it. I think I was talking about savings vs a dslr, which once equipped with a cheap cine zoom, will still cost you 15k.
Not to argue, but the Epic is better than an F23. It's price may be between pro and prosumer camera, but it's quality is better than most pro cameras, meaning it is the real deal.
James Cameron is shooting Avatar 2 with Epics, and Peter Jackson is shooting The Hobbit with Epics. Obviously those to guys have their choice of any camera in the world.
That's what's so great about it. It's a pro camera, at a prosumer price.
I would disagree. As for their forum: I haven't investigated, but if its for them, by them, why would they want to let negativety have free reign. They are trying to sell a product. Also, if its for Red lovers, why would they want someone raining on their parade.
Truth and free expression are casualties of that approach. The lies and half truths that come out that place are staggering. It's a propaganda machine. Google RED SCARLET and you'll see. 3k for $3k anyone?
And Lars and I were both joking. They've no sense of humour on the croisette.
1. I absolutely want to shoot on Red.
Yes. Let's not waste our time on a filmmaking forum talking about making films. Our precious time could be much better spent talking about our love lives and politics
Aside from the irony of "China takes on Fascists" You'll note that this camera body is 14 pounds, shoots 2k only, and does not seem to have overcranking/undercranking options. So even just by the specs, this is a much lesser feat of engineering the the 5lb 300fps 5k epic.
but I cant carry 60lb item with me on free roving shoots.