The fact that you think the GoPro 4 which is limited to only super-wide, fish-eye mode is a good solution for aerial 4K video shows you have no idea what you are talking about Tony.
Let me make sure I understand...
You believe that $50 is "a bit much" for the "only app" in the world that can capture 24 separate still photos per second at 8MP RGB at a data rate of 3MB per frame or 72MB per second along with synched pro-quality digital audio using a Zoom H6?
You feel that $50 is "a bit much" for an app that can achieve the above in remote multi-camera 4K mode and capture 24fps at 3MB per frame from up to 16 WiFi connected iPhone 5S's at the same time offering simultaneous 4K recording and live switching?
And you feel that $50 is "a bit much" for the only app in the world that allows you to preserve every clip as a still image sequence and separate audio file and provides a non-linear, non-destructive 4K stills-based editing environment with 4K titles, 4K lower thirds, 4K scrolling credits, finishing and direct H.264 4K sharing export to YouTube?
Wow. Has software become that devalued among film industry professionals?
Hi Tony. It's always a pleasure.
Lots of people will keep their 5S as a spare phone so keeping it empty is not unreasonable but more importantly you can buy one used on eBay for $325.
But more importantly, let me ask you this. Do you think a 150KB YUV frame from an H.264 has less or more usable data than a 1MB RGB JPG?
Isn't YUV only 16 bits in many cases vs 24 bits for RGB?
Why do you seem to believe that a single frame of a 4MB per second YUV compressed H.264 would have more data per frame than a 24MB still photo sequence at our lowest JPG compression setting which is 1MB per frame instead of 175KB?
Again, have you looked at our raw test files? How do you explain that our still frames beat even the Red One MX R3D frames in resolution and color?
Who cares if it is a small sensor and a plastic Lens. The tests and the raw files cannot lie. That's why we shot the behind the scenes video for proof.
Hi Ben, Give me a scenario and lighting condition you think would be a better comparison for the Red One MX. I might even just go ahead and run some tests against the Red Epic Dragon. Keep in mind that the iPhone 8MP still photo mode does surprisingly well in low light and fake DOF can be added in the future with the new Core Image filter and it looks pretty convincing.
Contact me thru LinkedIN for a free promo code Tony. Did you look at the raw test files?
First, GoPro 4 Black costs $499 vs $49.99 for the 60 million people that already have an iPhone 5S.
Second, the GoPro 4 only supports extreme wide angle in 4K mode. Not useful at all for Aerial or many other shot types.
Third, Vizzywig 8xHD can be remote controlled from another iPad or iPhone to start and stop recording. In fact we support simultaneous 4K recording and live switching from up to 8 iPhone 5S's.
You can also reduce the bitrate and record up to 30 minutes on a 64GB iPhone 5S.