Definitely some "ill-conceived" planning with these units mixed with some interesting and desirable features.
With an adaptor, a B4 ENG lens with a 2X extender will cover the sensor but the next issue is powering the lens. Fortunately, third party solutions are beginning to filter through (for example here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIJxLKqszzM and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_-iYs7iegM ), but I think BMD missed the boat for the most part with it's initial launch of the Studio Camera
Sorry that I missed the workshop, the format certainly has it's limitations but I have to admit, it has turned a few heads in my experience and opened the doors to more possibilities for those that are exposed to it.
Not to be shamelessly self promoting, but I talked the local board of trade to do this short video with my iPhone 4 in 2013:https://youtu.be/0SDJzzO9oZQ
I was generally pleased with the results and they were ecstatic, in fact, they have subsequently begun to "produce" their own iPhone web videos (not so much from a filmmaking standpoint, but as an affordable medium for their purposes).
In the end, it's not so much about the tools you use as it is about the story you tell.
Interesting short, I am certainly curious to learn more about it, however, I have to admit...
I don't get it!
I understand the "mental health" side of the equation, but the story fails to engage me with regards to any "prevalent social issues", it would seem the film FF and ends before those elements are expounded. Maybe I'm just out of the loop, but the dead Blue Jay is completely lost on me.
At first glance, I think this camera will fit the bill as a truly compact "multi-purpose" video camera, especially for the 'run & gun', corporate and event markets.
I think Blackmagic missed the mark with their "Studio" cameras for the very reason of not having integrated servo zoom lens options. Live event and TV productions differ significantly from Cinema style productions and as it has often been stated: there is No single camera that can do it all. Although we are constantly "blurring" the lines between the two disciplines and wanting that elusive "perfect" camera.
It looks to me that this camera is not a "cinema" camera, but you could probably do decent cinema style work with it, just as a lot of people did with it's predecessor, the dvx100.
Maybe, just maybe, the DVX200 offers enough versatility for the average videographer to be able to accommodate a lot of the various scenarios he is asked to shoot, without breaking the bank or needing a ton of accessories, for low and no budget productions.