Am I the only one who thinks this is terrible news for owner/operators and shooters who own their own gear? Now Vitec owns Teradek, Paralinx, and Amimon.
For years, Amimon had been manufacturing the chipset used by both Teradek and Paralinx, but had also been using their chips in their significantly cheaper Connex systems as well as licensing them to 3rd parties like Vaxis. Now, Vitec has a monopoly on the chipset and all the major manufacturers, meaning that they can raise prices without repercussions and end licensing deals with all of their competitors.
As someone who has managed to avoid Teradek's high prices through third party transmitter/receivers which are routinely half the price or less for equal or better performance... this does not bode well for the future of wireless video.
Just a heads up on an important typo:
"So, if you're shooting at 60 fps, set your shutter speed at 1/120 (or whatever's closest), and if you're shooting at 120 fps, set your shutter speed aaaatttt...1/140 (or whatever's closest). That's right!"
Pretty sure you meant 1/240th for 120fps.
"Yes, you don't get 6K, but so what?" You also don't get 4k with a S35 lens... so you have to either shoot full sensor with Arri's proprietary primes or in essentially a cropped sensor mode for vista vision glass instead of lenses you may have been intending to use.
The camera is an answer to only half the problem, since DPs want to be able to get a 4k+ image on the glass they want to use. Having a new camera that still only gets 3.4k when cropped safely for S35 seems counter-intuitive at their $122,700 with a 1TB mag and $128,900 with a 2TB mag price point.
All the aerial footage for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was 100% shot with a helicopter. There were no heavy lift drones capable of carrying a film camera in 2002.