Starting out as an owner/operator puts you at the bottom of an expensive mountain to climb, which might never have an end. Quality production kit doesn't come cheap (though much of it is cheaper than it was even five years ago). There's an old adage that "he who buys cheap, buys twice". I've found this more than once, and you've found that with your tripod already, so while you won't always be able to buy the best, get the best you can.
Specifically on tripods, I can second the Sachtler Ace. They're a decent entry-level tripod with a proper fluid head, unlike the Manfrotto/Vinten and similar tripods at that price (which use friction plate heads). You'll still find eventually it's not good for high-level work with heavy cameras, but it'll still be worth hanging on to down the years.
Importantly, if you're serious about being an owner/operator, make sure that you make your kit pay for itself. Doing free work is sometimes necessary, but that doesn't mean you should have to be paying to work for other people by providing kit at your expense.
Thanks Kyle, very handy to know.
What are LUFS and R128, and why -23?
Excuse my ignorance...
Ryan's original Hackintosh guide was hugely useful to me a few years ago. I still run a hackintosh because for me I can get the power of a Mac Pro for PC cost, with additional expansion options. The trade-off is needing to be more involved in the IT side than buying an off-the-shelf real Mac.
As great as it would be for this to be a Hackintoshing forum, the subject's too fast moving, as Ryan pointed out, to really work here. I wouldn't go to a Hackintoshing site to broaden my horizons on filmmaking.
Have a look at Tonymacx86.com, it's the most comprehensive starting point. Once you've got the hang of things, more in depth discussions can be found over at Insanelymac.com.
I've been getting really excited about this camera, so this was good to see and thanks for sharing. Some really nice stuff coming from the FS7, though I thought the stuff in the flat (sorry, apartment) was underexposed. I read about your issues with metering/avoiding clipping, would it not come up easily in Resolve?
I don't know why Vimeo will only stream it in 720p. It was worth downloading the 1080p version.