Rodney West Posted April 3, 2008 Share Posted April 3, 2008 (edited) First time poster, long time Lurker. This experience made me come out of the closet :) I had a 2 day music video using the RED CAMERA on the weekend for the first time ever, and I must admit I wasn't sure how i was going to feel about it with all the somewhat mixed feedback discussed here. To my surprise, I didn't have a single issue during the production, even the famous initial boot time was not as bad as I thought it would be. Another side benefit was the camera rental came with a free DIT ( the owner ), an interesting experience that I have never had before. Something about having the owner that had a personal connection with the camera and was motivated for success beyond just his day rate I think is going to change this industry.. I started to understand the gushiness from owners that happens on other forums. The real story however is, that I was able to extract some incredible keys after shooting 16 hours non stop using Green Fluros and a huge 40 foot dig-green screen. I am not exaggerating, it was the best Key I have ever pulled, and over the years i've shot pretty much everything out there, including Vipers, Genesis, 950/900s, Varicams, and of course 35mm. What a pleasant surprise. My next project is a 38 day feature that was originally going to shoot with the F23, and after this I am tickled pink to think we could purchase a RED camera for keepers for the same price as our 45 day Sony package would of been. I have alot of questions on Workflow etc. that I have so be prepared to hear alot from me in the next couple weeks. Edited April 3, 2008 by Rodney West Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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