Cinematographer/DP on commercials, shorts, features, and music videos. Based in Chicago and available for travel.
Definitely disclose any relationship you have with the manufacturer, and disclose how you got the equipment you're testing.
If you're not comfortable in 8-bit log, shooting in a more standard colorspace is entirely ok. If you are accurate with exposure and can control the range of the scenes with lighting, you can get great results without banding.
Successful feature films have been shot in 480p 4:2:0 8-bit, so don't let the technical stuff distract you from the more important story.
LCDs are just terrible past about 5 degrees F. I would be curious to see how OLEDs do in extreme cold.
People seem to have a ton of questions about shooting on the Omni, so I made a crash course. https://goo.gl/2exUda
The green is key. Using just red looks too much like candy.
But whyyyyy? Because you can use the 1/8" audio jack? Seems like a beachtek or other adapter makes more sense. More reliable, and better sound quality, too.