I'm seriously considering it. It did feel a bit plastic-y in person. But Netflix is accepting it, and the color is great, and all I think I need is the 10 bit Intra for 99% of what we do. 10 bit is enough to play nice with skies, etc. But someone here claimed that the Raw out is also 10 bit, not 12 like BMD. I wonder why that is, if it's true? I can't find anything about this on Panasonic's site that's definitive. Since it should be 4:4:4 it likely doesn't matter all that much for even extensive grading.
Yeah, next! What a waste of a "Mark II".
I'm happy we returned our Bolt 500 last month. I'm usually the guy who just bought the expensive toy when it's replaced with a much-less-expensive version.
I agree, it's a big deal. I bet Premiere will support it within 3 months.
Jeffrey's mostly 100% right about this. The tools to do most of this are just insanely expensive and trying to do them for cheap without years of experience and a ton of free time (plus super powerful computing resources) is kinda nuts.
That said, even on super low budget web series (like our comedy Couch Cases, circa 2008) we used greenscreens on set and did set extensions, plus some stylized CGI, adding vehicles and rain, etc. So I add, don't try to go full virtual yet. But learn how to use some of the tools to make your real-world shots work, especially when you don't have the budget for the exact locations you need or weather doesn't cooperate.
That 90% power cutoff on Vmount power bug is an interesting Aputure bug it seems: my C120d does the same deal on Vmounts. Go above 90% and it shuts off. With your C300d: They ought to have replaced your filter by now, the one I got which turned off when it got warm (30 minutes) repeatedly did at least have that update. I'd bug them hard on that.