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Stephen Williams

RED One 42.8% price increase

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Hi,

 

I was thinking about this, I expect 'Stage II' or similar will reopen so people can retain their R1's & not trade them in for $17,500 credit.

 

With Epic S35 Brain $28,000 & Scarlet S35 Brain $7,000? a new R1 with MX at $25,000 seems rather expensive. No doubt existing owners will be very happy until Scarlet ships.

 

Stephen

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Hi,

 

Red has increased the price of the R1 camera to $25,000. The camera ships with the new MX sensor.

 

http://www.red.com/store/710-0010

 

Stephen

Maybe it's because they're now made in the USA.

Some of the consumer electronics suppliers I deal with in Hong Kong are now reporting supply difficulties after the fallout from the FoxConn scandal. It's not just the high-end stuff like iPads either; it seems the honeymoon may well be over for dirt-cheap labour in the overnight industrial powerhouses like Shenzhen.

 

Western customers are also increasingly demanding QC audits that include factory inspections in addition to pre-shipment inspections of the actual goods. "Ethical sourcing" is the new "Green"...

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Maybe it's because they're now made in the USA.

 

 

Does this apply to the RED One? I thought this was made in Singapore and the Epic is going to be manufactured in the US, although I get the main point you're making about electronics pricing.

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Does this apply to the RED One? I thought this was made in Singapore and the Epic is going to be manufactured in the US, although I get the main point you're making about electronics pricing.

 

Hi,

 

New Red MX cameras will be made in the USA, hopefully there will be less reliability issues.

 

Stephen

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Hi,

 

New Red MX cameras will be made in the USA, hopefully there will be less reliability issues.

 

Stephen

 

Thanks, I didn't notice that during the dipping into RedUser.

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Thanks, I didn't notice that during the dipping into RedUser.

 

Now that they are being assembled in the USA perhaps we can get a better idea of the number of cameras RED has sold? Knowing the number of cameras sold is a great help to accessory manufacturers and the industry as a whole. That the number is probably over 2000(?) is good news for owner operators in respect to ongoing availability of spares ect.

 

 

It is interesting that when it suites them Sony release sales figures for cameras but keep any plans for ongoing developments and improvements of existing cameras confidential, whereas Red is the opposite, they have not given any evidence for the number of cameras sold and are keen to let the public in on most aspects of camera development with a daily, blow by blow descriptions.

 

 

Both Sony and RED share a philosophy of laying out their longer term ambitions in public, Sony's track record is good at delivering what they predicted 5 or 10 years earlier, with RED everything is apt to change although so far in general, any changes to the plan have been for the good.

 

 

 

Mike Brennan

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That the number is probably over 2000(?) is good news for owner operators in respect to ongoing availability of spares ect.

 

.... And bad news for them in respect to competition for work.

 

 

 

 

-- J.S.

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