I think the point is to merge their customer base so that they can more easily expand into other markets and gain more of a market share. You likely won't lose support in your state.
All those are pretty bad. Here's another terrible one that I've done:
Turn on your cell phone light and put your finger in front of it to make it glow orange. Put your glowing finger in front of the lens at the edge of frame and it will give a nice warm glow as long as it's blown out of focus. A nice little sun-hitting-the-lens look - or even a burnt film look.
Great article NFS. It's always hard to call out a peer on bad work but his video was a mess of misinformation.
I would love to see him repost the video with corrections and put some more research/time into it. I think his opinions were valid but he treats his opinions like fact. OF COURSE, a flat image can look better with color correction - but they made a choice to have an "ugly" image and he treats it as if they had a creative oversight.
From all the BTS stuff that they showed in the Inspire 2 promo video it looked like they mounted the entire drone for all the shots. Sort of odd, but I guess saying "shot on inspire 2" is different that saying "shot on zenmuse x5s".
*looks around* Where are all the RED Haters? Is RED hating just a thing of the past?
The Karma has a better system overall that gives you a GoPro 5 that can be used in a million different ways as well as the removable gimbal - to me that seems like possibly a better value. However, the Mavic has better usability and functionality in the air since it can pretty much be set to fly itself - which might mean better quality shots since many of the tracking shots are very difficult as a single operator. In the end though, I feel like you can't go wrong with either of them and nobody will ever know if you used a Mavic or a Karma.