25+ years experience as DP, editor, colorist and vfx artist.
I've got several of these lenses and have reviews of them on my YT channel https://www.youtube.com/user/steveoakleydotnet where you can see them on their own and compared to others. one main thing - the a plastic and and the super sturdy kind. My 14mm to a fall mounted on C100 to wood floor. The C100 bounces nicely :/ but the lens mount broke off on the 14mm. it should of been a matter of 4 screws and replacing the back plastic part, nope. had to replace the entire lens as no parts are available. they cut me a deal to replace but the point is - it should of been a $10-$20 part I replaced on my own, or they did for maybe $50. so these lenses will NOT stand up to the occasional bad bump or hit. Len Rentals has also shown them to be the most repaired glass they have….
optically they are very nice modern glass and if they have one short coming, its that they should use more like 9-11 iris blades like real cine glass in the cine versions. would make for nicer bohkeh.
Canon will Kill both the C300 & 500 for the C400 4K camera priced at $10K ready to shoot, add a couple batteries and media. This is inventory clearance start. That would put them in the running against FS7 / Scarlet / F5…. and maybe they do a higher end camera, perhaps C500 MkII that adds higher frame rates or even 5K, some extra connectors that goes more up against the F55. The higher end camera has 14bit RAW while the lower has 12bit, or something along those lines. Either way I think they know they need to deliver some better / cheaper if they are going to stay relevant.
There are several TB video I/O devices starting at about $150 with SDI and HDMI out. is connecting a TB cable harder than installing a card in a tower ? ditto external RAID storage, although the cases are a bit pricey, its very easy to expand an iMac via TB including a 2nd display if you even need it. I have an older 27" iMac and don't miss a 2nd display on it. as for doing VFX and Mograph, its a main use for my iMac because of the larger screen and extra pixels. renders are NOT a problem, even on some 4K projects I've just done. so greatly underestimate what these machines can do. they play gh4 4K fine in a TL with several layers of graphics on top.
Yes I done quite a few shots. in my short A Great Life http://youtu.be/ngY7iGbVI-A there are several shots. the long exterior shots of the cabin across the lake had 2 other houses removed, a dock removed and their reflections. To match mood and previous shot another establishing shot had rain added, clouds darkened, ect. There are some other smaller fixes mostly in just reshaping the light which was done in resolve.
On Ghosts of Door County I did a lot of day for night shots including RV driving down road adding headlights, rain, ect. ghostly apparitions in enactments… all fun.
put more ram into it. you need a min of 16gb and that will set up back less than $100. the GPU is ok, but for 4K 4gb is preferred but it should work ok for less complex layers / fx.
I agree. also we don't know if all updates where applied but resolve is normally a super stable app. I'd suspect OS / CUDA / driver / Resolve mismatch and lack of most recent updates as the primary cause. While resolve is sluggish about h.264 playback, it does just fine with canon h.264 files for linking to them.
if your crash was related to importing the XML, its possible. There is NO such thing as Prem P CS6 2014. its either CS6 which is several versions old, or the newest 2014. XML between PP and resolve has been and on and off problem everytime there is a new release. The fix though is : open your XML from PP into FCP7, export a new XML from FCP7 and resolve will be happy. its sad but you probably have to use FCP7 as a ultility to fix / clean up the XML in the middle so that both apps are happy. I have seen resolve crash from XML's from PP and it has NOTHING to do with the media, its a bad XML reader in Resolve and a bad XML writer in PP. again there are specific combo's of those apps that play nice, and several that don't…. apply updates !