Former print media geek turned video geek.
The guy's rant about the DR70 reveals user error on his part. Totally bogus review IMHO. Sure, the DR70 is not bombproof like my Sound Devices 522, but that user clearly didn't understand how to use the device, got a second unit and kept having issues with it. No where in the video does he indicate if anyone was actually monitoring the recording process, or testing his set up. If something doesn't work the first time, you debug the situation before moving forward! His demeanor suggests he's the kind of guy who spends more time ranting than reading manuals.
Although I'm glad to see Panasonic continues to develop the MFT format and GH line, I seriously hope they improve their build quality. My GH3's scroll wheel no longer works. My GH4's touch screen stopped working and the micro hdmi connection is intermittent. I have always been gentle with my camera gear, and I can't justify the repair cost for cameras that hold up so poorly. Cameras at these prices should be closer to pro quality and not disposable consumer quality.
What? No adjustment for color? I have been considering replacing my BlackMagic Video Assist with the 502 for this reason (as well as the other tools and LUT support). Its disappointing to read there is no color calibration...
Aside from the larger screen size, are the any other benefits to getting the 702? I used one shooting on a friends FS5 rig a week ago and really enjoyed that monitor. However, I am leaning towards the 502 to keep my FS5 rig light, and when I use a gimbal.
How is he getting the face so bright when the subject is backlit, without using a reflector or bounce board? Fill with flash?
Yep, its glaring. The editor could have done a split edit; kept McBeath on left of frame, and advanced Ted's footage on right of frame. The end result would have been the same but without the nasty distortion.
A potentially great tool, but it seems that they could have attached a second cable to the other end of the slider and made this a fully motorized system. The panning feature is great, but manually moving the camera on the slider is still a struggle (for me).