Former print media geek turned video geek.
Go for it, Aputure!
I hope Tilta sorts out the issues with the Nucleus M and that the N products arrive without issues. The prices are tempting, but pointless if the products aren't reliable. I'm in the market for a GH5 gimbal and follow focus, and look forward to reviews on this system in the future.
I look forward to reviews on the light quality of their LED tubes. It would be nice to see an affordable alternative to the Quasars.
Very intriguing product, for sure. My only question would be battery performance. Those LP-E6 batteries don't pack much punch, and I imagine shooting an interview with the camera phantom powering a mic would require the AC power supply.
I have a COB 120d and like it quite a bit. However, the LED readout on the controller panel started to fail and I had to get it replaced (no charge, but lots of emails and waiting). I also have an Aperture LS1/2 and like it very much. So, even though I'm a fan of their gear, after reading too many reports of green fringe (apparently fixed on new units), mis-aligned LEDs and lights shutting down, I'm reluctant to spring for the COB300. Kind of a pity, as it would be great light for many people at an affordable price, but not if it isn't reliable.
I still think Aputure makes some great products, but this one seems to have hit a manufacturing production snag. It could be a sign of quality problems due to high demand, but I hope they can sort it out.
Does anyone make a phone app that will do these kinds of calculations with an image preview? I use Cadrage for calculating lens choices on location, but I'd love to have something that shows two sensor crop factors, or two lens focal angles on one image. It could be a handy reference tool when using two cameras with difference sensors.