The way I see it, this means the end for Panasonic.
The MFT business was never really booming and 80% of the MFT Photographers go for Olympus cameras anyway. Panasonic only had the Hybrid and filmmaking market.
Whereas Olympus might survive because many Photographers really dig the lighter equipment bag, filmmakers will always carry the extra weight for more flexibility while filming. It doesnt matter if we talk low light capabilities, full frame look or in body stabilization there will not be a reason to own a Panasonic camera in the future except for the price. And the market of sub $2k interchangeable lens professional video cameras will not be big enough to survive.
please add before / after shots. the sample video is gorgeous, but its easily possible that the LUTs were only partially used aside from other heavy color correction.
and can somebody from NFS please fix the f**king double/triple/quadruple posting bug!
its also a good way of proving that the achieved look ONLY comes from the LUTs, as one could grab a frame, apply the LUT and compare.
i think its fine for the editor to add his or her personal opinion, as long as it stays in this boundary and isnt influenced by sponsoring.
in this case, i can see where youre coming from, however the two positive aspects mentioned (no "extreme" looks and the price) are both completely understandable on my end :)
will these updates be free for customers who already bought the pack?
If you read all the comments, you might have seen that Adrian (the guy who built something like this a year ago) offered me one of these magic arms with a little discount.
i got it today, just tried it and wanted to report: its insanely good. im not sure if this needs to be said, but im obviously not getting anything in return for typing this. if it had turned out to be crap, id say so as i love to criticise, but it really is remarkable.
i have a 40" slider which is simply unusable without the support of another tripod or (what i use most) a monopod. it works but its a little annoying to setup and deal with. i believe many people can relate. the magic support arm from Adrian really does take all of this away, just as i hoped but honestly didnt expect.
it is extremely small and light. its so light it almost feels cheap, but its sturdy as f**k because its made out of carbon fibre. you can adjust the length by simply pulling it out and twisting. super fast and easy. definitely the first advantage over the Konova with a regular locking pin (which i havent tried yet to be honest)
so do you need 2 of them for each of the sides? absolutely not! if your silder doesnt bend then there really is no need for a second unit, both sides are (surprisingly) similarly stable.
Adrians magic arm attaches to two ball joints using magnets, which makes it very very fast to setup. id say the additional setup time for using the support arm is 5 seconds. simply because i can leave the ball joints attached to the slider and tripod. the rest is just: click, twist, pull, twist, click. and surprisingly: its stable. some here mentioned that the konova must be superior because of the upper ball bearing. well this thing has two of them on the lower and upper side.
My recommendation? well as i said, i havent used the konova, but from what ive experienced in my own hands and seen in the video above, id say the wood comp support arm is better in every aspect i can imagine. so if you live in europe, its a no brainer to get Adrians magic arm, as its even cheaper. from the states im not sure how much youll pay for shipping, but id say the possible extra is well worth it.