Crop factor isn't an "issue" but it's definitely something to consider when you're shooting. The Red Raven has different crop factors of the sensor at each resolution, therefore a lens's effective FoV changes as you move to lower resolutions or different aspect ratios. I've read that 4K 16x9 on the RR has a 1.96 crop factor, which would turn a 24m essentially into a 48m. Along with that, your DoF needs to be taken into consideration. An F1.4 reads as an F2.0, and so on all the way up and down, not in terms of light coming onto the sensor but the actual range in focus.
The Red Raven may shoot 4.5K, but it's not 16x9 at that resolution. For something more corporate or TV you would need to keep that in mind, and actually crop the image in post-prod to fit as well.
I think a great DP with time and light can make anything look great, but all of these things should be considered before buying or renting any camera. This is probably a great camera for the right conditions, but might not be the Run and Gun low-light capable answer to all of our problems camera. Because none of them are. Find what works for the project.
The compression is really the biggest issue in my opinion. They may sell you that it does 4.5K and can do 2K 240fps, but that's with some higher compression. That would mean you should probably steer clear unless you have the proper lighting setup to support that amount. Only way to know for sure is to test it.
Also, I wouldn't say a Zoom feels boring or is inferior to a dolly-in. That's pretty reductive in just about every way. Different focal lengths (mixed with crop factors) do literally compress an image the longer the lens is.
What do you mean irrelevant updates? We got 4:3 anamorphic, what other DSLR has that? The GH4 can do so much, and the updates that came out were incremental fixes to bugs and a couple AWESOME features. All free. It did so much out of the box at such a low price!
Not to mention, I never heard any Panasonic rep say it was going to be a "free" update. I think that was just speculation on everyone being so excited about yet another great update that was coming.
Cine D has some color problems, but all cameras are doing their color science differently. I don't like that Canon's typically come out pretty reddish. They all have their quirks. Everyone has their preference.
Even if you bought the camera day one, at around 1700(?), its still less than 2000 with VLog, shoots 4K internal, has 10bit 422 external, can shoot 96p, has a focus peaking, zebras, TONS of other features.
What am I missing? What loyalty do they not deserve? They had the GH1 and GH2, a huge community sprung around it. The GH3 came out to be closer to what the GH2 hacked did, now the GH4 is practically a "professional camera". I love the thing.
I love this comment! So true! There are no rules in this game!
So you're telling me in the example you show, when it has a mistake that you ignore, that's completely okay? You're adding extra variables of possible mistakes that will make the project even more difficult. I work with projects that have even more than 4TB of footage, but if you can't manage to properly organize your footage, and FCPX seems terrible at it in comparison to Premiere, then you should really rethink how you are organizing things. It will be incredibly faster than this process. But everyone has their own way.
I don't even talk to my phone, why I would I talk to my editing program, when their example even has it adding extra random words he isn't saying?
I'm not sure why everyone's attacking this program, and these people. I mean, sure, there are a ton of books, and yes, books are cheaper. There are other people saying this is a 'formula', which is clearly taboo in the world of storytellers.
But this isn't a book, and as they state, isn't a formula. I'm not trying to add to the commercial aspect of this post, but I mean, attacking something by stating something it's not really competing with, but is an alternate of, is just pointless. If you don't like the service, just don't get it and leave it at that.