Here is some killer intel from Tonachi Tran via Jim Geduldick on Twitter. Tonichi Tran shot this little video of an actual working Red Scarlet. Here is his impression of the camera. I posted this as soon as I got word of it, so it is a quick rip from the vimeo post.
This is the very first public footage of a working Red Scarlet Fixed Lens camera. I’m currently at Red Studios helping with the Santa Fe 3d Workshop with Geoff Boyle. Just as I am sitting there…in comes Jarred with a WORKING Red Scarlet 8X fixed camera! Naturally I was dying to hold the camera. As Jarred passed it to me, he told me I was the first public person to hold a working Red Scarlet. Let me tell you folks, it is real and is working. The Scarlet I was holding had the 5inch lcd touchscreen. The lens gear ring which can be set to zoom, iris or focus is buttery smooth. QUALITY. The electronic zoom works like a charm. I used the up-down rocker on the camera to zoom in on a Jeep in the parking lot (though I was “Mr. Shakey” due to the sheer excitement of finally getting to hold the Red Scarlet.) Justin O’Neill and I got to see it for a mere brief moment and off it went back to the vault. This should be comforting to those who may fear that RED wouldn’t have time for the Scarlet with all the Epic buzz going on. This gives me more confidence that the Red Scarlet is definitely around the corner. I have been really lucky to have held both the Epic and Scarlet. The Scarlet is lighter in weight than the Epic even with the fixed lens. This is due to the Scarlet body being more narrow. The weight felt very good and the camera felt rugged. Touch screen controls were functional. Enjoy!
Sanjin Jukic posted this comparison of the Red one and Canon 7D cameras. The Red one was wearing a Leica Summilux 50mm f1.4 lens and the Canon had a EF 50mm f1.4. The first part of the video is the Red camera. The second part is the Canon 7D. He captured the 7D footage via the Live View HDMI out with a Black Magic Intensity pro card. It is short but not painless.
REDmini primes & Scarlet
Red announced the specs and some pricing for the highly anticipated Red Scarlet. A fixed 8X lens Scarlet will cost just under $5K, while a interchangeable lens model will go for a little less than $3K, fairly inexpensive for Red standards. The new â€œBomb EVFâ€ will be available for $3200. Electronic RED, Nikon, and Canon Mounts at $500 a pop.
There will also be a bevy of tiny REDmini mount 2/3â€ lenses to go with the scarlet. Most notably a 6mm T1.5 and a 8mm T1.5 Both retail for $950.Â For twice the price a step-up to Scarlet S35 can be had, mystery included with REDâ€™s trademark,
â€œSubject to Change, Count on it.â€