Nice April Fools.
The only disappointment is that the best bit might be missed if people tune out before the end of the article:
"It seems as though RØDE has yet again pushed audio recording to another level—a super high level—like—a level so high that you have to get your big brother to beat it for you because the boss is super hard and you're frustrated and broke a controller already and you just know your mom is going to freak out because she just told you to "have respect for our belongings" yesterday, but you're just a ball of adolescent rage, so you didn't really think about the complex responsibilities of ownership when you were getting bombarded by King Pete's magical ring powers in Disney's Magical Quest for SNES"
That, my friend, is just gold standard writing and so uncomfortably familiar to me. Loved it. Well done!
All in all, I love the move. Two companies that are all about the creators. But...
"The VHX site promises that their acquisition by Vimeo will mean, 'better streaming infrastructure'"
Better than what? Vimeo has appalling streaming infrastructure for a site of its popularity.
I love the Vimeo community and everything else they've done, so I hope this pushes them to finally deliver a professional quality streaming service. Considering that is the foundation of their business, it should be of utmost priority.
Nice little camera.
But they really need to get their colour science better. I'm not a fan of the jaundice-yellow skin tones. If they had a Log profile, might be better.
Image stabilization is pretty damn awesome though!
Under the "How to enter" section, it states:
"Please note that the projected run time must be less than 25 minutes."
So 25 mins is the limit.
I love the colours, dynamic range and natural light capabilities of this camera. It's great to see some more footage in the field, so thanks to everyone who's testing and uploading.
I can't wait to have a play with one of these bad boys.
Sony F5 and FS7, C300 mk II, Red Scarlet-Dragon, Blackmagic URSA 4.6K, Sony A7Rii and A7Sii, GH4 - there's a price and look for everyone amongst these guys.
That actresses video was one of the first I've been able to watch streaming on Vimeo. I reached a point where I gave up trying to watch Vimeo videos unless it was necessary, because I'd literally have to play them, mute the sound, and change tabs to let them buffer. Otherwise, if I'd hit play and then pause to let them buffer, they wouldn't pre-load as if they knew I wasn't actually watching it yet. Annoyed the bejeezus out of me.