Here is Jim’s response to the reaction to his previous comments about Canon HDSLR’s. He asked to publish his comments without edit. Here you go. I would also like to point out another camera called the Arri Alexa. The price point of this camera is much closer to the RED than any HDSLR.
“Heh heh… I’m surprised that so many people are reading posts from Reduser! :-) Wow.
Clarification #1. I think that Canon should be embarrassed about pretending that line-skipping is good enough when they have the capability to do much more. I’m sure they will in the near future. Until then, they are delivering much less than they are capable of… which is one of the reasons I started this company. No one in this industry seems to move unless they are forced to.”
Clarification #2. No shooting professional has to justify what equipment they use… only their results. If people want to correctly point out our flaws as a company, they will only be joining my previous admissions. We have no idea what we are doing. We are always late. On the other hand, I would bet that no company in any industry cares more about their customers than RED does. We have taught the industry about free upgrades, trade ins and customer service at 3am. We have set a new standard for direct communication with our customers, a standard that other companies are trying to figure out how to emulate. I don’t have any problem with someone pointing out that I have no idea what I am doing… I have said that all along. But it is curious that the industry is falling in line to “be like RED”. All I can say is … “don’t do it. You are following the wrong guy.” :-)
If these other websites are going to post my comments, I certainly hope they will post this one without edit.
BTW… we have taken a lesson from Apple. We will no longer discuss what we are doing until we are done.”