NYC based actor/writer/director
Using HDR to describe this camera is pure marketing. Most drones record HDR footage and this is not the first. All drones in this category record HDR footage. The only reason we don't "see" HDR footage is because our monitors or televisions aren't capable of displaying HDR. For them to say that this drone is capable of displaying 4K HDR is a joke. I don't know of a drone that shoots 4K that doesn't record HDR footage.
"Atlas Lens Co. releases the Orion Lens set, anamorphic that isn't the price of a new car."
At $25,800 including tax for the set, it is exactly the price of a new car. To be specific, the price of a 2018 Honda Accord. Please consider your article headlines a little more carefully.
This is just an assumption, but I imagine the client asked for FCPX (confirm X and not 7), because they know how to use FCP. If you had to send the client an xml or EDL there would be fewer hiccups from FCP to FCP. And that is true. I also assume you want to keep your client for future business so I would suggest you either use FCP for that client until you can convince them that you are more efficient, therefore saving them money, with Resolve. Aside from that I agree that you should use the tool that gets the job done for you. I use Resolve myself, but it is buggy and that is frustrating since it seems to always be in Beta. However, in the end, if you need an all in one program, Resolve is it.
Comparison is on their website.
As an owner of a Nucleus-M system for about 4 months, please know that this is not a reliable professional wireless follow focus solution. They are having serious problems with interference on a basic level, motors jumping around at random times, motors not syncing with the FIZ unit, torque levels too high (which you may think is a good thing until it damages a lens). Do no think this is a way to solve your wireless follow focus needs. It's great when it works, but as an owner of a 3-motor system I have a third motor that is a paperweight with no solution from Tilta. And if you think I'm a random dissatisfied customer, please check the Facebook forum with all the problems from other owners. I would suggest that everyone wait until the next update from Tilta, if there is an update.
Thank you for the article and I found it informative. I personally have never used a red camera so I can't comment there except to say their popularity has to mean it's a good camera. I own the Blackmagic URSA and URSA Mini Pro. Both those cameras, at their price point, offer things that no other camera can. RAW internally, ProRes, interchangeable mount. However, this comes at another cost which is customer support and reliability. My URSA has been super solid and it is built like a tank, literally. I love it because I can put a battery on it and shoot. I don't have to add modules and monitors and this and that. I can just shoot and add an evf if I need to. The layout of the camera is amazing. Two five inch screens and that amazing 10 inch monitor! Feels great on the shoulder. The fact that it was advertised like the Sony Venice, which is why I bought it, as a camera with an interchangeable mount is and was bull#@!!. If that advertised spec, came/comes (pipe dream) to fruition, it will again be my go to camera. The mini pro with the interchangeable mount and 4.6k sensor is what we pull out mostly now, but it's simply because of the 4.6k sensor and when we need a pl mount for anamorphics. Both cameras have amazing image quality and color. Our ursa mini pro however is on its second lcd screen which brings reliability over the long haul into question.
Now the Canon C200 is the camera I would buy if I was in the market to buy. The lack of timecode is a big problem, but the high ISO, canon's reliability, and internal RAW would definitely make me buy that camera.
I know RED has amazing dynamic range, but at the RED price point, I don't understand the popularity. I understand the ARRI price point since you're getting color AND dynamic range along with fantastic anamorphic options. But RED? Again, I have stayed away from the camera so hopefully someone can explain it to me. Name recognition for clients?
Anyway, I personally couldn't see myself spending 10k or more on a camera that doesn't have interchangeable mounts, RAW or ProRes internally when there are options out there that do all of those things well. Specifically the Panasonic doesn't seem viable until they have a raw recorder, and even that is a nuisance. The C300 II isn't viable because of the lack of RAW internal. And 80k for a RED brain!!! No. Absolutely not. Not even if the studio is renting it. I'm shooting medium format film before I would do that.