You could DIY this for like less than $40.
And a 2 GB graphics card to boot!
Those prices are bonkers. Even the i5 rig is way overpriced.
Cool idea but I can see mounting it presenting it's own set of problems since you have to worry about the USB cable and where you are drawing power from or mounting whatever is delivering the power. they are also pretty tiny and the bulbs appear to be pretty spread out instead of condense together so I'd like to see more tests of how well they deliver light.
Also high resolution can be very helpful for post workflows. (presents it's own challenges of course in terms of storage and processing.)
Yeah YouTube compression does it no favors here. Nice footage but we're not going to see the advantages of it in a YouTube file.
...is that not a good enough reason to want to win an Oscar?