I agree with some of your points, but differ on others :)
Just because you can, don't mean you should, I agree, however..
"A movie is not supposed to be like real life" - I'd suggest that depends on what the director wanted it to be like, no? If you want it to look exactly like real life then it's nice to have the tools to do so. HFR indeed makes things look ultra real and for my tastes distracts from the viewing experience in most cases, however, still a nice option to have if that is what you are going for. I recently checked out 48fps film on big screen and the landscape shots were BEAUTIFUL, however the actors make up and props looked like cheap amature stuff. If scientists want to come up with more options for filmmaking, I'd support that even if we as filmmakers choose not to use it. 4k (XK) is nice to have but colour space and dynamic range are (in my opinion) where camera tech should be going. 14 stops is similar to the eye, and in 4K is pretty rad. Too much DR looks weird though! Got to get that Goldilocks look!
I would be really keen to find out how well this camera handles heat in direct sunlight at 25-30*c. Anyone done any testing in similar conditions?
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for that post. I've been weighing up FS7 vs mini for awhile but it's kinda redundant for me until I see some footage (or get to edit some) from the ursa.
You make some really good points for the fs5 though. Form factor mainly- shooting on a big job last few days and the fs7 when all assembled an not on a shoulder looked like a pain in the ass to have around. "Not designed to fit in a bag" shooter said. Also after watching everyone - myself included, rushing to change lenses why aren't I looking more at Panasonic http://nofilmschool.com/2015/04/panasonic-reveals-new-large-sensor-4k-ca... ?
Could save some $$$ and buy an a7s mkii as a low light option...
Anyway, "story first" and if you have that you can shoot it on a potatoe as my grandma never said. ;)
Hey there Film Voltage. It is only 4:2:0. Bit of a shame really.
It has a flat PP, VLOG. Although it is still only 8Bit 4:2:0 :(
Full specs: http://pro-av.panasonic.net/en/dvx4k/pdf/ag-dvx200_spec.pdf
Would be more excited if it had constant aperture, 16 Bit,4:2:2.
Still, a bit of red coloring and carbon fiber!! :) hehehe