Last week, RED’s Jim Jannard provided an update to the EPIC’s serious firmware “bug issues” that had adversely affected the production schedule of the ambitious RED ONE followup. The bug has been killed and the production of the EPIC appears to be back on track.
“. . . . we have located the wicked, mean and nasty bug and our engineering team has put a bullet in the back of it’s head. That pesky bug has put us behind in our schedule (obviously) since it also held up the work that followed it. We are now making the type of progress we had hoped to be making a few months ago.
We have working EPIC cameras… and are adding features on a daily basis. Firmware upgrades are happening fast and furious. But please remember that we are not going to release a buggy camera with limited features this time, so keep that in mind. Lots of testing, upgrading, new features, bug patrol… and all of the above happening now. The RED ONE is now one of the most reliable cameras in the industry (after a humble beginning)… EPIC will not be a step backward.”
Jannard goes on to confirm that they have working Scarlet prototypes as well; however, he states that manufacturing decisions concerning the Scarlett have yet to be made or are otherwise being kept close to the vest.