I am a filmmaker based in Atlanta, Ga.
Yeah. Same for the Ursa Mini Pro. $447 to rent - not buy.
Yeah. Exactly. I guess we should stop watching films like Taxi Driver and Fight Club.
It's not the filmmaker's fault if someone chooses to act out what they see on screen. That shows a lack of morality on the part of the one carrying out the act. While I don't think violent content should be glorified, I doubt that was Philips' or Phoenix's intent. From what I understand, they're trying to capture a madman's decent into darkness. In other words, I would assume this is more of a cautionary tale rather than one where evil is glorified. In any case, I think it is a dangerous path to start blaming storytellers for the actions of cowards.
I don't think you're crazy...unless the author knows something we don't. There's nothing on the Blackmagic website to suggest that any of their cameras support XQD, anyways. SDXC and CFast are the only supported media listed.
I too have been a little underwhelmed at the results from mobile add-ons like this but with a little creativity you can make solutions like this work for certain projects. The 400mm lens is interesting. There's a lot of manufacturers who offer stuff like this though and without verified reviews, I'd be wary to try a brand I haven't heard of before. Moondog Labs, Moment, and Beastgrip would be my trusted recommendations at this point.
Could be partly in response to the new drone laws in Canada which are likely to hurt drone sales there. DJI might be anticipating more restrictive laws in other countries like the US.
I had the exact same thought. Pretty much any reference monitor is going to require some software calibration and, even with SDI ports, you'd still need adapters or PCI cards to connect it to your Mac (depending on which Mac you're using). And Apple has built in their Color Sync Utility which provides some measure of color calibration. If you need something more, not sure that wouldn't be true with any other reference monitor.
I also didn't get the sense this was being marketed as a reference monitor anyways (even though its specs make it seem that way). It's clearly designed to connect natively to the Mac using Thunderbolt 3 so that it can be used as a display. That's likely why SDI isn't built in. It seemed like this was Apple's way of getting back into having a cinema display and it was paired with the release of the Mac Pro for good reason... but the specs make it good enough to turn it into a reference monitor if you so desire. I will say, though, most people probably would've been happy if Apple had just given us a display with reduced specs that was priced more in line with the original cinema displays we all loved. This display is overkill for most people. But as others have said - it's not for most people. It's a "pro" monitor.
I too thought the stand should've been included. I would've settled for a less fancy version of the stand in exchange for it being included but I'm guessing that Apple is assuming most people are going to either VESA mount the monitor to their existing wall/desk mounts anyways if they're not investing in the pro stand. Not sure why anyone would buy the stand. The magnets seem cool but hardly worth the price when there's a slew of other VESA mount arms you can get for 1/10th the price. I wonder how many of those stands they'll actually end up selling.
But the whole demand that Apple needs to find a software solution to make this in to a true reference monitor seems silly to me. Don't get me wrong. I'd love for Apple to do that. But it just seems like an odd thing to complain about when no one else really offers that either.