Are you still waiting for that bubble of marsh gas called “the Scarlet camera”? Or have you spent your savings on a camera that really exists, such as the Canon 1D or Sony EX-1? Well, i have and i’m glad i did!
RED may have shown off a working EPIC camera at NAB back in April, but a serious bug has prevented the camera from actually going into production — to the point which RED founder Jim Jannard himself says that they’re not just behind schedule anymore, they are “embarrassingly late.”
He now says that the company has managed to nail the bug, however, and that the camera is back on track to head into production… sometime. Jannard also assures us that production of the Scarlet camera (also affected by the bug) will then follow, although that depends on “how fast we can get EPIC production rolling and solid” — he did later add that he expects it maybe to be sometime before the end of the year, though.
Sources: Electronista, REDUSER.net, engadget.com – Donald Menalson