I must say (as an owner) that pocket is one of the best cameras I've ever used. It has its quirks, but the price to the image ratio is incredible. I only wish for different battery type. To make it less quirky in that regard - grip is a nice addition to the package.
I also own c200 and I can say that in may aspects c20 is a superior camera (AF, battery, NDs, general design), but there is something special about the pocket picture. It's clean yet filmlike.
For the next iteration I would wish to see:
- similar form factor but a bit narrower design (to fit better on gimbals).
- flip (rotate) LCD screen similar Canon R5 but joint should be on top of the screen. It should be possible to rotate screen in a way to make it work similar to the monitor you mount on top of the camera. But at the same time (light and without any cables). it should be also possible to place monitor flat on the top part of the camera.
- more mounting points
- all ports should be recessed to protect the cables
- 120fps 4k
- the SSD socket under the screen with some kind of the slot for it.
But even the current version of Pocket is worth the money. :-)
Well, to say I'm a bit disappointment is an understatement. First of all. Trailer set a totally different tone for this tale than a pilot. Trailer indicated that this will be a mature and serious story and promised a good character development. The first episode failed to deliver that and it was a bit suspended between being cool and slapstick humor. Don't get me wrong I like the Star Wars humour and I'm not against it, but too much is too much and how it is delivered matters. Some of it works, some of it doesn't. Let's back to the important stuff. After two episodes I can say that the 30 minutes for the episode it's simply not enough. The episode ends before it even started. In such short screen time, too much of it is used for scenes that don't push the story forward. This is an eight-episode (30 min each) story and we are now exactly at 1/4 of the season and nothing really happened. The main character took a job and retrieved the package. A whole second episode did nothing for the story or character development. It was a low-level RPG style side-quest similar to killing boars in World of Warcraft and it was time that could be used for some real stuff. There are plot holes in the story and inconsistencies that pisses me off. Spoiler alert! In the first episode, Mandalorian needs to learn how to ride this creature to get across the desert and then he and Nick Nolte character rides together. In a second episode, the Nick Nolte drives him on an antigravity platform. Those two facts contradict each other. There is no need for him to learn how to ride the creature if there is an easier more efficient way to travel. Second example: in a first episode Mandalorian was portrayed as a real badass, who can manage a lot of heat. In the second episode, he is a first-level bounty hunter who fails at almost everything. So he is a badass or not? The visual value is excellent. Rouge One had the best cinematography in all new movies. Mandalorian has the same vibe, the same style but a different tone. I know that I'm probably in minority - but for me, Mandalorian is not a show to wait for. I will give it another chance, but I doubt it will shift in the right direction. Hope I'm wrong.
Holly crap. This is so dumb and I see two big problems with this idea. First one is this is the last scene of that film. You can like it or not, but it is what it is. The director put it there and he had some reasons for it. Second problem is: that removing this rat is not the hardest thing in the world so why to open kickstarter for it? Ok true story: I didn't like the Ridley Scott's Prometheus. But I was intrigued by the fact how close and a the same time how far the final product was from perfect film. I found a lot of things that could be made different. That bugged me so much that I made new edit for the whole movie. It was more than 1000 cuts on my part, adding, shuffling, removing shots and scenes. But I've done it for myself - to check if I was right, to prove that my ideas will fit the mood or correct some of the film problems. This was a big task, it was a great learning experience and it was fun. But I never thought to put it on crowdfunding. Making movies is a hard job - some decisions are more complicated than others and different factors project on that decisions. BTW I wouldn't be so sure if he can crowdfunding something like that, without studio permission.
Just shoot with one and you will understand :-)
I'm not a fanboy but I must say that I always back to Canon, for just one reason. Image feels right. It's not about how sharp it is, or how many K it has, or is it 8bit or 10bit or how many frames you can shot?
It's about this natural looking colors and ability to push the way I want. But let's be frank now Canon have a big issue to solve. They Cinema lineup is a bit messy. Let's take away C500 for a moment from the equation. C300 mark II has no raw (even external) and no 4k60. It has 10 bit though. C200 (which I own btw.) has no 10 bit 4k (even external) but it has 12/10 bit Raw internal to fast. C100 II is a bit underwhelming 1080 camera. Other companies pushes 10bit in small form mirrorless and even Canon have 10bit external on EOS R yet c200 is only 8bit 4:2:0 in mp4 or 12bit RAW. All this contradiction make really hard to choose Canon camera. And the solution is simple:
C100 mk III - 4k up to 60p 10bit 4:2:2 400mbit,. Canon R mount. 15 stops of DR.
C200 - firmware update to 4k 10bit up to 60p internal to SD, 120p 10bit 4:2:2 1080p, Ability to shot raw to fast and 4k 8bit 4:2:2 proxy to SD. 15stops of DR
C300 mk III - 4k up to 120p 10 bit 4:2:2, RAW external up to 60p via SDI / HDMI, EOS R mount. 15 stops of DR.
C400 - full frame sensor + 8k or 6K up to 60p 10 bit 4:2:2, 4k up to 120p 10 bit. External RAW up to 60p. Eos R mount. 15 stops of DR.
EOS R 1DX - Mirrorless equivalent of 1dx mkII but with full frame 4k. 4k up to 60p 10bit 4:2:2, 1080p 10bit 4:2:2. 13 stops of DR. IBIS. option to use full frame or 1,5 crop for video. R mount.
R mount to PL mount adapter.
R mount to EF with positive lock
R mount to medium format lenses speedbooster with cooperation with Metabones, or simply by Metabones.
If only Canon could do this, then they would take it all.
Oh dear, oh dear. Why camera accessories ae so dumb. This is ludicrous. From the top of my head I can think of few better solutions. Similar to phot one battery grip with build in front and back rail mount to support additional gear like flow focus, matte box etc. some nato rail from left and right, two mount holes from the bottom to make the plate solid. Few others mounting points for additional accessories. It should also have some left side part that will fit to the ports part of the camera and provide lock for all the ports. It would be cool if the grip have similar in style to angelbird dock for t5 ssd. Just a hole with usbc male at the end to slide and secure the drive. All at the botom so weight distribution will be proper. I wish I could have time and resources to design such things. It would make a life of a filmmakers much easier.