I'm confused. You put $340+5 (shipping) down and wait a year and take on the risk that the product will not ship at all for a $40 discount on the final retail price. It just doesn't seem like it's worth the risk to me as a buyer for what you're saving. I'd rather wait, see if it works, and then buy one. Heck, if I just took that money and invested it for a year in an index fund I'd only be short 15 bucks (assuming 7%) on the final purchase price, and no risk at all. I guess having remote access included as a service for a year would make this worth it for some people.
I get kickstarter, but I can't see the upside is worth it on this one. Just saying.
I'm not trying to be a hater. I wish the creator best of luck. I just don't get the maths.
Here's Panasonic's official response...
TLDR; Basically Panasonic wants your $100 bucks and is going to disable the feature you found a hack to enable. Also, you can't have it yet.
Here's the official response
Many thanks to those who have recently purchased the LUMIX GH4 V-Log L upgrade. We are aware of an oversight in our Panasonic Image App which allows enabling of V-Log L as a “custom” setting without purchase. This was not our intent, and our apologies for the oversight.
We appreciate the many messages of support for the continuing development of innovative new products and features, and Panasonic intends to stand behind your investment in V-Log L and the LUMIX GH4. Therefore, it’s important to know that future LUMIX GH4 firmware upgrades, including mobile app upgrade pushes, will disable unlicensed activations of V-Log L. In addition, it’s Panasonic’s service policy to upgrade firmware during warranty claims, thereby eliminating unlicensed features. Thank you again for your continued support of Panasonic and the LUMIX G camera system and innovations yet to come.
A new firmware V2.4 will be available starting Sept 17th. Use of the V-Log L workaround associated with firmware Version 2.3 runs the risk of the Zebra Function not working and the Histogram reading improperly.
Zacuto is the Restoration Hardware of the film industry. How much?
Except that I'm running a 4k monitor on a Mac Pro (which also works on my Macbook Pro) right now while I'm writing you this (the Sharp). Best. Video. Setup. Ever.
It's not a bandwidth problem. It's got to be some kind of logistics issue.