I find that BMD users are like zealots and they will defend the camera as if it was their baby girl. And every single one of BMD users I've met personally were like this. Even though I've mentioned serious issues we've had with the camera and reasons why I avoid it, apparently it "never happened to them", therefore the problem doesn't exist = Logic.
Not only does it have failing / corrupt file issues, but you get that nasty moire and FPN issue, that even the Ursa Mini was showing in the earliest footage released. How exactly do you ignore that as a problem? Yeah, image looks great, and let's be honest, most BMD users are into BMD for the price than anything really, but there are clear issues with the cameras.
We'll see though, if their 4.6k sensor some how fixes all those issues I would be very impressed. On paper the Ursa mini is much better price for performance
The "DSMC² Base I/O V-Lock Expander" sounds like another "base expander", just found out at reduser Phil Holland said "the Base I/O Expander adds HDMI out, SDI out, DC in, SYNC, CTRL, and two audio ports. You can also attach something like the WEAPON REDVOLT XL Module to the back of the Base I/O Expander to use REDVOLT XL style batteries on RAVEN.
Additionally, there is a connection point on the right side of the RAVEN and WEAPON cameras that can accept camera control accessories like the SIDEKICK or upcoming Side Handle."
Still wondering if the V-lock adapter is actually on the body itself without these additional expanders as stated in this article....
But yeah as for the price, I think it's great for the image that you will produce on the Dragon sensor, especially since I came from a mindset of thinking of dropping something like $70k (CAD) on the Weapon, $15k is a much better investment for me as these bodies depreciate so fast along with better and cheaper cameras coming out every few months.
Wait, the body includes a built-in V-mount adapter? I don't see anything about that.
"a new module that includes some basic ports as well as a built-in V-Mount adapter"
Did he mean the Base I/O package? DSMC² Base I/O V-Lock Expander is the V-mount adapter isn't it?
I'm pretty happy with the specs though, pre-ordering the base I/O.
Well this is not a 50k camera, it's a $10k range, and in that range I would say that a lot of people use EF mount lenses (Zeiss primes / Canon cinema / SLR)
Reliability mostly, along with all the quirks you deal with on a BMC. The main concern I have with the Ursa Mini now is that nasty moire & FPN I saw on the 4K footage. They say FPN will be fixed with 4.6K, but I doubt they can fix all of their other issues. But I'm hopeful that it's actually as good as predicted. I originally thought that the RED raven would completely destroy Ursa mini, but having heard of their sensor size I am now not very interested. 4K 120fps is nice, but I don't think it's necessary, filesize of that would be enormous. The Ursa has it on HD so, just hoping to see some 4.6k footage.
V-log as good as ARRI log?... Maybe you are just talking about the logarithmics but GH4 color science is no where near ARRI level, not even close. Not only that but 12 bit ARRI RAW & 4444 ProRes. 14 stops of DR vs 12.... Why are we even talking about GH4 vs ARRI this is just silly.