Not really sure I am into buying cheap knockoff's that devalue the market, and produce more waste. Just save money, rent, or ask clients more, so you don't have to "invest" in cheap units.. You pay double eventually.
You are right, it's not affordable, its cheap!
"Broke filmmakers." Did you know that you can be a filmmaker, and not be broke? Just saying. :) Other than that. Pretty damn cool!
Except that my camera is around 30% of my revenue. :)
It all depends on the type of the jobs you do.
Well, I really hope they can start to make a fist against all the illegally spreading content. Some people still don't understand that it's equal to stealing.
Thats where you need an assistant.. who earns and learns something, you don't have to try to be a one man army all the time. I know its sometimes not possible due to budget reasons, but frankly, don't use a steadicam than.
And if this replaces a steadicam, that's just bad news for everyone to be honest. And I am sure it might be fun for students and amateurs, who will now surely have the tendency to overuse movement..
But I am not excited about this as a camera professional, and the argument I always read here is, it's about the story, and how a DP should translate the story to an image, which demands skills, unable to be put in a -cheap- chinese box. But that doesn't mean there are no other jobs in our business out there. Not that I'd see this as competition, for them. But hey, a man can rand sometimes. Long text, one point, get that assistant, ditch the chinatoys.