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Ah... that's exactly what I was afraid to hear from scarlet user.

Now I need another 10k+.

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The Dragon sensor is due to be released soon possibly at NAB so that would add another 6-8K good luck with your decision.

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Even if Dragon is released at NAB I'm sure it will take another 12months to actually get the upgrade. 2nd is that they have said that Scarlet cannot be upgraded but there will be a trade in scheme. However when looking at a camera that will likely cost around $28K minus trade in say $7k still $21K to find. Not pocket change.

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Oh Jonny, you are using logic and practicality to justify a purchase.... all those who want to buy just see shiny new toys! LOL

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Talking of new toys NAB is coming up next week and RED have issued a statement saying that early adopters must be prepared it is going to be big.

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Oh just get the credit card ready Mark, And hope Soph doesn't notice the difference! :)

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Yes I might have some explaining to do very soon. I hope they officially launch the Dragon sensor and give us a time line for delivery. If it is the rumored 4K projector my credit card is safe.

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I reckon it will be Dragon released, Red Ray shipping and 4k projectors released. Plus another high end camera which will top Epic. Nothing will be concrete and specs will change.

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I have been testing the Nauticam Rossa in Lembeh Straits recently. Too busy to do a full review but will later. Probably after the ADEX show.

 

Here are some teasers.

 

 

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Not the best visibility at the time. The housing is well balanced. The slider weight at the bottom helps to adjust the centre of gravity of the housing. The finger tip controls are a joy to use. In this case I could balance the housing on the legs. I attached two ball arms in front in case I need more stability. Two more at the back and you have a quad-pods that could be made stable in any situation.

 

With the Nikon 105 VR macro it is more like 147mm macro. S35 sensor has a crop factor of approx 1.4 with FF lenses. I was surprised to see the size of the image on the screen. Great working distance too.

 

cheers

 

David

 

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Hi David, I have port, zoom/focus gear chart for NA-ROSSA.

Can you use same focus gear for macro lens?

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Nope.

 

The Epic/Scarlet lens to mount distance is different to DSLR. There may be some gear that could fit. I have not tried them all yet.



Sorry I missed out the one I tried. The Nikkor 105mm VR and existing gear works with the Rossa.

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The Nauticam is a large housing and traveling with it is a definite challenge. I am not sure why all of the housing manufactures insist on making such large housings for a camera that is only slightly bigger than a large DSLR. Even with a large battery pack attached it still doesn't warrant such spacious accommodation.

 

 

As David points out, heat dissipation is important when dealing with these bleeding edge cameras. But the main driver of housing size is far more basic: buoyancy.

 

If you have an aluminum housing glove fit to the camera it would sink like a rock. To offset that would require adding air space via foam, tubes -- whatever. So we just make the housing larger to balance everything. You then get more space for other things e.g. controls, cables, and your hands for service.

 

J-

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Hello all

 

I should be able to do a side by side size comparison for all (mainstream brands) the Epic/Scarlet housing at my ADEX Booth. The way I see it they all pretty much could fit into a cabin luggage. Some need to be stripped down more than others. Busy setting up at the show and today is the first day so a review and photos will be later.

 

The Deep Epic is one housing I have had the most experience with and I will use it as a bench mark when comparing with the newcomers. Gates have ironed out most of the issues associated with this level of digital imaging equipment. All of the professional shooters at this level I know uses this housing or rent one. Inevitably the market changes as cinema level cameras become affordable with more competing brands. These are still niche market professional level equipment so the cost will reflect that.

 

Gate's Deep Epic housing never give me one single issue with control function or heating problem for over 100 dives in difference seas and swimming pools. I have stripped out the entire housing twice and rebuilt it without any issue (not recommended for the inexperienced). Easy servicing and maintenance are important factors. Responsiveness from manufacturer to resolve problems quickly is another factor. Most of my clients expects me to be on stand by literally 24/7. For each new client I spend a day going through all the aspects of the housing and some pool training.

 

Heating is not a problem with most aluminium housings. Some shoots involving the housing hovering on the surface may cause it to heat up from the sun but that was easily solved by a wet towel. In terms of volume the deep epic is just right and you could fit about any industry sized batteries inside. Setting up and trimming with weights takes five minutes. Only need to be done once. One of the best thing of the Deep Epic is the adjustable handle. Quick and easy and suits all size hands.

 

For the review I will be looking for the above attributes. Size and volume are important issues but there are others factors in the whole to consider.

 

Cheers

David

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Hello All,


Can you help me with my question?

How to activate through HDMI output "camera menu" of RED Epic on external HDMI monitor?

Can you send me a sequence of the commands, which I have to press on RED Epic

camera, to achieve the result.


Thanks,

Alex

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Hello All,

I visited one rental house, and engineer showed me how to activate on RED
menu over HDMI output. It's works 100%.
Go to menu on RED monitor (see attached picture):
Menu
Settings
Display
Monitor Control
Then chose "Brain HDMI"
From the very bottom right, remove mark (cross) from Auto Hide Menus
Then press icon "Close" (very top right corner)
When you press "Close" only after that, your external HDMI monitor DNC-7
will show you menu on the screen.

Good luck
Regards,
Alex Iachkov

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