If you are a videographer for hire I think ''Canon'' sounds more professional to me as a client. ''Blackmagic''? Weird name. So I think the perception (to clients) of professionalism that the Canon name brings will justify the higher price. More clients more money. Plus I read somewhere that they have service centers around the world? For people who work as videographer this is a big plus. Sony is also good and cheaper but I read that people don't like the color of it vs the ''Canon color''. So what I'm saying is that for hobbyist like myself, I only care about price vs specs (quality). While people who use the camera as a workhorse, they care about what clients think and want vs what they think is best. Canon fits that balance. Red and Arri are more rental cameras I think. I own a gh4 btw.
I need a comparison between 2.66:1 and the industry standard 2.39:1. Can anyone help?
I hope these talks will be uploaded to youtube or vimeo. Thanks
Rent. In hollywood the DP's do not own anything. Buy if you want to play in your free time.
A $2k dslr, $2k lenses, $2k anamorphic adapter, $2k laptop, cheap portable led lights and some 'free' software and you can start to shoot 4k cinemascope under $10k. $10k is less then some people spend on their hobbies every few years so yes it is very affordable. But here is when it becomes complicated. Buying the rights to a good script or IP is expensive and writing a script yourself is hard. Hiring talented actors is expensive. Hiring a crew, shooting on location and traveling to promote your movie is expensive. So what I am saying is this. Making a movie for theaters is a million dollar business at least. Making movies for vimeo you can do with an iphone yes!
Check out Iclone 6 (http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/) or Moviestorm (http://www.moviestorm.co.uk/). For a moodfilm, pitchvis and nontech-previs it is really the best software for directors and other non-animators. If you want to go technical with measurements, cameras and set dimensions then you need a previs artist who works in Maya. Check out these videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7E3-m_FTOA , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY6MOAhQ71w .