Originally Posted by Glimmie
Really? If you would like I can send you a cell phone picture! They are right across the street form one of the Technicolor facilities.
Believe me, RED will push any content they have ownership in to their player market. And as they are in the production business, they can offer incentives to producers for working at RED, one of them being the distribution of the producers work.
Hollywood still runs on golf course handshake deals. Always has.
You can't shake he hands of anyone if you don't play at the same golf course
. The home video group, which is responsible for licensing products for delivery to that market, has its own P&L and management group, completely separate from the production division. Yes, they go to the same parties and such
. But otherwise, they could not be more distinct businesses. Red has no advantage at all in getting content over anyone else. They face huge hurdles in getting their copy protection blessed, and rights for content. You need to have huge amount of money to get anything. Just look at how much money Netflix and Amazon have spent to fill their libraries. Red simply does not have the capital to go there.
My sense is that the content they will get, other than some token ones, will be independently produced by guys who are smaller than RED. And this may be an avenue for them to make a few more dollars. In that circle, the compatibility with Red cameras and such will be an advantage.
I do agree though that 4K for the home is a ways off.
This, we agree on