I don't know why everyone is complaining - now you only need to pass an aeronautical test to obtain your 'Remote Pilot Certificate'. Previously you needed a pilot's license which costs a lot of money and requires a lot of time.
I for one am incredibly happy, I waited 8 months for my 333 exemption and am now thrilled I don't need to spend more time and money to obtain my pilot's license. If anything the FAA made it MUCH easier to fly commercially. The 400ft rule has been around awhile, nothing new.
I went under the impression that it would make me substantially better at filmmaking. Granted I did learn quite a bit about story and make some connections - but in no way was the $30,000 debt worth it. I don't regret going at all. But if I were to get another chance I probably wouldn't choose the same path.
Find an internship with a good filmmaker. You'll learn way more and won't be in crazy debt.
My two cents.
I'm excited to hear more about this camera the closer it comes to the release date. I still shoot on 35mm SLR's mostly for nostalgia's sake - but also because I am thoroughly convinced it furthers my skills as a filmmaker as well.
I've been wanting to shoot on 8mm for a couple short films I have rolling around in the noggin. Maybe I'll purchase one for the sake of supporting Kodak. I'd love to see 8mm make a comeback.
I've edited a few 4k RED pieces off of a USB 3.0 drive in Premiere Pro CC and everything worked great. You should be good to go!
YES! I was looking everywhere for something like this about a month ago. Just purchased two cans. Also to those concerned about shipping prices, when I checked out it was only $8.95. Either they just lowered the price or it's cheaper to ship to Michigan.