It is very expensive to make a good anamorphic lens, a cheap one will simply give you bad footage. Also there is really no market for this.
Frankly I do not see much of a plus using anamorphic lenses, all I see are negatives and difficulties. I suppose you can overcome that by premium lenses and gazillion dollar budgets.
Why not just use a simple lens? If you need more resolution get a higher resolution camera and crop the image in post. And if you want anamorphic light flairs, you can make in post.
Great specs, but right now all pie in the sky as availability is far away. I think we'd be lucky if we can get one delivered in the summer of 2017.
Also the ability to record 8bit 4:2:2 externally while recording to the SD card at the same time is a plus. And the same goes for placing the SD card on the side instead of at the bottom.
You got your prices wrong though, the G85 body only option will sell for about $900.
Let me know if you need beta testers at the command line level (Avisynth, Vapoursynth) or with a frameserver.
Probably because it is a boutique solution for 8K video and up.
Can we can download the encoder, encode a video and then render it on a viewer that can decode it without paying a gazillion dollars?
If so, I try it, let me know how to obtain it, if not you have the answer why no-one talks about it.
There are lots of music pieces licensed under the Creative Commons licensing. Look for pieces that allow commercial derivative works. Creative Commons licenses are perpetual.
Alternatively you could check for really free music, for instance projects like Open Goldberg.
Apparently this is one of those contests where you transfer all your rights of the video to them. Technically you would not even be able to show your video on your own website after you submitted the video.
I doubt you would ever be able to get permission to use a published audio recording with such a broad requirement.