Media Specialist, Photographer, Artist based in Harrisonburg, VA.
I rented it for a project and the Shogun is useless in any kind of sunlight, even in shade on a sunny day. Hope they fixed it on the Assassin, for their sake and everyone who buys it, but it doesn't look that way. The overlays, peaking, false color, etc are definitely awesome however, and indoors the Shogun was great.
I'm excited about the Video Devices products as well, but what I most look for from sites like NFS is unbiased reviews and comparisons. If the Assassin ends up being a better product for my needs, it is about $200 cheaper, more or less, after all the needed accessories.
Looks cool, would consider it, but I'm a little disappointed at the lack of coverage by NoFilmSchool of the Video Devices 4K recorders, and also any honest critique of Atomos products, namely the reflective screen in daylight, which on the Shogun makes it nearly unusable. Had to go to my A7s screen to get the shots I needed. I rely on NFS as one of a few primary sources of gear info, and the absence of articles about other competitors to the Atomos products is noticeable. Sponsors and such are vital to NFS, I realize, but I'm not sure my eyes will keep coming to NFS if coverage is incomplete.
Great post! Also worth mentioning is the wall color, green walls often don't help your lighting that much!