See I agree about putting the story first, but I think the idea of 4k itself is very important and worth geeking over. We're moving into the age of virtual reality, people want to be fully immersed, and the fact of the matter is simply that 4k footage looks more like real life. Plus, I think this post is stupid, because how do you know that the people geeking out over these cameras online aren't also dedicating their other time to their craft? Also, it's ignorant to purposefully not stay updated on all the new technology and not discuss it with others. As a film school graduate, you should know that if you want to work on the big time sets, you need to know how to operate everything, which means knowing your new tech.
Panasonic was shocked by how people were modifying the software of the GH3 to make the video mode more functional when the camera first came out. The GH3 became an unexpected hit because of these hacker improvements. So, once Panasonic finally realized what they had created, they basically took all the tweaks ad mods that the hackers invented, and jammed them ALL into the GH4. Putting the better hardware of the GH4 aside, I think you'd just get pissed off if you had to deal with all the silly software limitations of the GH3.
Plus, there's no point in spending a lot of money on a nice camera, if you're only going to put cheap glass in front of it. So I say get the GH4, and if you have to wait a little bit to save up for some nice glass, then just just wait and save.
What kind of video projects do you want to produce with this?
This is such an obvious, yet brilliant idea. It'll be amazing once developers start creating custom software and apps for these. The productivity advancement possibilities are mind blowing.
Why would it be gear that you never use? The possibilities of drone shots are endless. And you don't just have to use it for filming, you could use it to scout out locations and finds prime filming spots that you never would have discovered on foot.
Thanks for sharing! I've been doing a lot of research on the coming wave of 360 video and virtual reality, and a Oculas Rift developer said that when you cut in VR, you don't just see a new image, you feel as if you teleported. The innovation in editing has just begun :)