Epic-M's are hand made cameras and we asked that those buying them provide feedback to help improve the camera. The newly released Epic-X is the same camera that has the benefit of that feedback and is in full production, not hand made. I'm not aware of any overheating issues, and have had reports of Epic's performing well in temperature extremes.
Take this from someone that thinks a lot of RED and can prove it with written checks, uh actually cash.
In the last month we've shot with both our RED Ones completely around the world, over 12 terabytes of data, in 100f temperature in 100% humidity and not had a glitch.
We love the look of the file, have tested it against almost everything, shot it in real life productions next to the Canon and Sony FS100 and know how well the RED file stands up and more importantly how pretty it is, so I guess you can say we're a fan of RED.
Though today when shooting our Sound Tech who just came off a commercial shoot with two Epics said both went down (his words) multiple times during the day and he could hear the fans during shooting. Now this could be user error, it could be a million things, but this is the third time I've heard it.
I want RED to more that prosper given the investment we have in their cameras and once I'm sure the Epic is safe and secure we'll go on the list, whatever that list is.
Now I will admit I'm not a fan of "the list" because I have never understood it and when you work in heavy production the last thing you want to do is wait for anything, much less go on a moving list that doesn't have a time/date stamp.
I'm glad Mr. Jannard just announced that RED would not prior announce anything until it's ready to sell, which I think is a great idea and keeps the negative buzz way down.
I'm also not a fan of RED requiring cash instead of a credit card. Kind of silly given our studios credit line and the fact we get a lot of benifits and protection when buying by Amex.
I'd sure like to be able to buy or know when I can buy two bomb EVF's.
You know when?
Could we borrow a couple from Peter Jackson?