I was at the event and they talked about this, and I was able to talk with a Rep after. The new sensor architecture has a new high speed readout that greatly reduces rolling shutter. I gave it a quick shake before their guy got a bit cross with me, looked pretty solid with a full frame image.
The camera is also rated at base EI 500 according to him, but has the ability to push up without introducing noise to a huge amount. Wasn't able to test this out though.
Also the Alexa Mini has a rolling shutter, a pretty bad one too imo. This camera weights like 8.6lbs and is TINY.
I used an early version of this, understood immediately how it worked, amazing design. This is absolutely going to be in my bag when I travel.
Chapstick and a knife on the lens? Sign me up!
Someone sells OLPFs for the BMCC? First I've heard of it. That's actually really cool. Similar to the old 7D ones?
Renting is great unless you think you can make your camera work or want to go full time into making your own stuff and improving your craft. I bought a BMCC when it was new and shot a TON of content with it and saw drastic improvements. Practice makes perfect. Most of my projects funded by bigger companies were shot on RED Epics and RED Dragons, with the odd ALEXA, but I always had my BMCC for smaller shoots.
Always be careful buying gear online. Always always always!
PayPal has a feature to hold the money until both parties agree the sale was a success. You can also buy in person at most police stations! Check with your local PD but chances are they have a secure space where you can meet and do an online transaction. Craigslist is a great resource but there's sketchy ass folks out there.
(ps, I'm trying to sell my BMCC with no success, because now I rent everything, soooo... if you decide you want to go that way LMK haha)
I've tried 3 times. I made it to right after the dance sequence, I think. It gets hazy. It was like being incredibly drunk and hung over. My eyes were seeing something my brain couldn't comprehend, and it was trying to protect itself by causing intense pain, nausea, anything to make me stop looking.
Matthew Workman is one rad dude.