Writer-Director-Producer, sometimes DP. Often editor. Knows a lot about post and VFX. But above all? Lover of stories.
100% anecdotal: I got mine wet a few times in NYC shoots. Not direct rain, but definitely unprotected in drizzles for a few hours. Still working.
Agree a rain/splash rating would be nice.
I buy a lot of stuff from these guys, so I feel the right to pick: seeing as the Ace is exactly the same casing, etc., as the Paralinx Ace (bought by you and then abandoned), it would be nice if you offered some sort of trade-in or something to change the frequency or whatever to make it Teradek Ace Bolt compatible.
It behooves Panasonic to get a few of these in our (collective) hands, pronto. First footage shooting is a tough job because there's going to be unsatisfied viewers no matter what. We saw this on NFS with RED, Sony, Blackmagic, etc. I think the only way to really show a camera off is to get a lot of different DPs/Directors to use it in a lot of situations. The bummer for camera companies is this means they can't control the situation. Alicia Robbins did a great job considering the limitations that first footage projects require.
Inevitable, but it'd be reallllly cool if they'd trickle that down to their smaller, indie-friendly Steadicam products as an add-on. Til then, I think we're stuck with the Letus Helix Single Axis Pro.
This is the same exact-looking chassis and specs as used in the now-owned-and-probably-abandoned-by-Teradek Paralinx Ace. I wonder if there's some easy upgrade they will offer to us Ace owners to make our systems compatible?
Yeah, rather lackluster NAB.