Wasn't Yoda in the prequels only a puppet in the first one? And even then only in the early releases... in my eyes the prequels always have been an argument pro puppet...
I'm sorry to say, you are wrong (simple google search will help to see). the G7 does not allows to record internally and send out the signal via hdmi. you will need an external recorder in that case or get the g80
Just plan a bit more time at the security checks, as they will do the bomb swiping thing a lot, specially in the states. Otherwise you will be fine.
If it's already called Scopes, why not make it a real vectorscope/waveform monitor. there the delay wouldn't be that problematic and it's a feature that a lot of shooters really could use
But if I read it right, it's either 4K30p 10bit 4:2:2 or 4K60p 8bit 4:2:0...
also I would actually guess that it has no 5 axis IBIS, as that makes it harder to get the heat away from the sensor. Maybe they think that the customers use more professional stabilizers with such a camera?
you can get an ntg4 (or 4+), it's nearly as good as the ntg3 and the normal 4 is also just 5cm longer than the video mic pro.
you will have better sound and are also more flexible with booms etc later on.
the videomic pro is super practical if you use just your dslr, otherwise, go for quality.