It is technically possible (http://www.eoshd.com/2014/02/discovery-4k-8bit-420-panasonic-gh4-convert...) but remember that the image is being re-built from over-sampling an 8-bit image (combining 4 pixels into every one, from an image that already trashes the color info for 3-out-of-4 pixels), so it's not going to be the same as capturing true 10-bit 4:4:4 in camera. It will reduce banding during extreme grading, give a better key for green screen, and will certainly produce a detailed 1080p image, but many of the image problems will persist that come from macro-blocking and a restricted 256-color workspace.
For the price it's a pretty good solution, however. Make note: No headphone jack and no body-only purchase option!
I understand where you're coming from. I'm pretty sure Brawley is exaggerating and having a laugh. The way I read it is that it's something that would make him take a second look since it stands out. But even in your scenario, I'd be upset but it's not like human interaction, personality, and networking don't generally trump actual merit. How do you think Kevin James ever gets cast in anything? ;) ;)
A camera in the hand is worth 2 in the bush, my man. Even if you get the GH5 how long before Sony or Blackmagic release something that blows it out of the water? Tech is going so fast that you just have to ask yourself what you need, and get it. The latest and greatest is always around the corner.
Not sure if I understand the question, but...
If low light is a priority, and for docs it usually is, then the S/S2 is the choice. The R2 got a jump in low-light performance but the S/S2 is still king.
If slo-mo is important: S2. It has 1080p120.
Since you're not shooting 4K and still don't matter, I'd say go with the S/S2.
If you start shooting 4K, however, consider that the R2 can shoot true 4K in both full-frame and crop-sensor modes, giving you effectively two focal lengths for every lens.
It's important to remember that most people in the Industry are just regular people at their heart. Are you telling me that if you were in his position, receiving hundreds if not thousands of solicitations, all roughly the same, that if someone sent you a picture of a cat eating dog's poop that wouldn't stand out and make you laugh? Personally, I'm on Google Images right now looking for a few to save on a USB for future use... ;)
Yep. This video is like trying to reverse engineer art into a left-brain, shoot-by-numbers, "how to be an artist for accountants" course. And it doesn't take in to account anything about furthering the story/message (besides the BASIC idea of tension).