Mirror? What mirror? ;-)
I hate when TV shows put black bars on top and bottom to look cinematic. It's an increasing trend. So stupid.
I come from the technology side, unlike most people in cinema who come from the art side. It amazes me to no end how ignorant the cinema community is about technology. One would imagine that production having become a pure digital thing for years, fans and pros would've learned how to deal with computers by now. But you still have to read things like: "WIndows is fine. It does pretty much everything you can do on a Mac." I couldn't help laughing out loud. Actually, if you go with facts instead of personal impressions, you would have exchanged the Windows and Mac words. "Mac is fine, it does pretty much everything you can do on Windows, except for a good bit more money and a lot less hardware and software choices".
But I wouldn't try to convince anyone from using a Mac. I've learned through the years that almost all motivations Mac users have are sentimental (or based on experiences ten years old, as if technology had stand still for all that time), not rational, so why would you expose facts to counter emotions?
I wish it would do 10 bit 4:2:2 recording all the way through 4K60p. I guess I'll have to wait for the GH6S.
Reading their silly excuses about not making the device Android compatible tells me they're clueless.
Micro-HDMI is the defacto standard in cameras, not rare at all. The GH5 uses "full" HDMI. You will see mini-HDMI in some graphics cards, but rarely outside that industry.
EDIT: From the pictures I can see this set uses the three HDMI sizes in the market. It goes as follows:
- micro-HDMI for video-in at each camera transmitter.
- mini-HDMI for video-out at the base station
- full-HDMI for video-in at the base station
A bit weird choice at the base station if you ask me. I guess it's to avoid confusion between video-in and video-out, but that would be for really dumb people...