After attempting to "be discovered," finally decided to do it myself.
Would this actually be useful for video, or is it strictly for timelapse? I see the benefit of the motor for time-lapse, for sure, and at $99, seems like a pretty great little kit - but wondering about the usefulness of video with this - how steady/smooth it actually is.
Contacted the dev on their FB page, and asked about a Windows version (either app or desktop). Their response: "We will do everything will can to ensure no one is excluded from the Flowstate experience. heart emoticon" See? They even love us non-Mac users ("heart emoticon" proves it).
I think I can explain the "Why" behind wanting this - at least for me, anyway. More and more, over the last...say, 3 or 4 years, I've taken the vast majority of my photos with my iPhone, simply because it's always with me. True, for $600, I could go grab a great little DSLR/50 (or 40 pancake) and have better image quality - but I'd still have to lug around an entirely separate piece of equipment, most likely in a bag for protection.
But this, I can throw in my pocket. All the time. It's smaller than a 1" sensor p&s, it looks to provide a HUGE upgrade on the iPhone's (most all other cell phone's) camera, and I don't need to worry about leaving it behind or having some idiot try and yank my bag (it's happened here in L.A.) while I'm out and about.
I'm not saying I AM getting it (most likely not, in fact), but as to why I'd WANT it, I can definitely give you a few reasons :)
And yes, I realize that a Rebel + 40 pancake/50 1.8 are light, but still multiple times larger for this, and not something I can pocket. Same goes for basically all 1" P&S cams, as well, with the G7x and RX100(i-iv) being the exceptions - at more than 50% more the cost, that is.
Just my $.02 (which I'll be saving so I can get something like this in the future ;) )
Your thread genuinely made me laugh. Thanks for the conversations, even if only with yourself. :)
Love the video - really well done. One small note - (I'm a proofreader by day, so I apologize for the nitpick) the title card (at 9:30) should read "Too Many Pregnant Pauses", not "To". Not the end of the world, clearly, but again - I'm a nerd :)