There's a little light in everything.
Not to crush on your thoughts, but couldn’t key parts of this argument honestly be said about any reference monitor? Color not matching between applications isn’t really on Apple. Similarly, any monitor could produce the variations in color and image between clients because they’re probably running different hardware, despite which reference monitor you use. Targeting the nits of HDR and blaming Apple is also confusing, because you’re more so making a complaint against the HDR standard being so bright. (And I’m sure you can turn down the backlight for when you’re not working HDR).
While I could see where you’re coming from about not having SDI access, but in some sense... this monitor seems to be meant for the main display of the Mac (and specifically paired with the Mac Pro). I’m not sure the expectation of reference monitor off to the side applies. It has a general use that’s greater than just video.
Can’t disagree about the bad PR behind the stand price though. They should have just included it with the monitor. Though, I do wonder how costly machining and their positioning tech might be when produced in low quantities. Have a feeling they’re not making as much money on this machine as expected after R&D these past few years.
Maybe I just don’t see it the same way. Really feel like they gave it their best shot here.
This leaf shot is actually most likely showing 100% zoom crop at 4K vs 8K sampled down to fit the same crop, showing the difference in detail obtained between the two resolutions.
Just a note that current IPP2 implementation actually fixes the highlight clipping seen in this test. I hope to see this footage redirected through the new RED algorithm for proper results. Some of the crew over on REDUser are already dispelling things:
I really need to see one of these in person.
B&H currently has them listed somewhere between $4,000 and $6,000 per lens.
There's enough material here for Lionshead to brand cinema-style bottle cap puzzles.