Editor, Camera Op
Co-founder of a production company, Sandcastle Pictures, in 2009 in Vancouver, Canada. We are just completing production of our first feature film and will be working on post-production in the coming months.
Anyone who has done something often has a right to dispense advice on how they did what they did. Period. You may not like their films, or think their advice poor, but they certainly have the right to share their opinion. Certainly (and unfortunately) you feel the right to share your opinion when you have far less experience and predictably nothing positive to say. Unfortunately, the internet is full of people like yourself.
It blows me away that people here are complaining about a company that offers a upgrade path for their cameras!
Let's look at the alternative. Buy an Alexa for $50k. Arri comes out with a new 4k Alexa... spend another $50k+.... Now you've spent 50+50=$100k.
Buy a fully equipped Red Dragon for $50k. Red offers a new sensor or body or whatever costing $10k to upgrade. 50+10=$60k. I just saved $40k and still have the latest camera technology.
The only advantage of not being able to upgrade old cameras is that you get to keep them when you buy a completely new one. Which is... ok. But usually people want to use their best camera, not the older model.
Yes, I understand this, and why this software is not usually useful. This is why I recommended to buy Tentacle, an inexpensive timecode generator ($500 USD).
This sounds great. When will it come to Canada and Europe?
Some great tips. One of my favorites is using ALT to drag copy a clip. I must state that the tip to queue exports so that you can continue editing has some major caveats. If you're exporting 5k projects in AME, you can forget about editing a 5k project in Premiere...even if you have top end gear, your editing experience will become very painful and sluggish. And there are so many GPU bugs in Premiere right now that editing may crash AME. It's happened so many times in the past weeks for me that I even close Premiere when AME is exporting.