I don't know why you replied to me. I haven't called anyone names in these comments. I was offering some additional tests/reviews from independent sources. Did you mean to reply to someone else?
Here is another video Michael made. (it's unlisted I found it on someone who reviewed the app, http://www.tuaw.com/2014/09/17/hands-on-with-the-1000-vizzywig-4k-app/)
The location is better choice but the shots are locked down and not very interesting. It would be nice if someone put some creative effort into showing this thing off.
Here is a choice quote from the review:
"There's a basic law of economics called price elasticity of demand. In most cases, prices are elastic, meaning that as price drops, the volume of sales goes up and vice-versa. At $1000, I would seriously doubt if Zaletel will get many sales, although he's capturing a lot of attention from the tech press. At $50 or even $100, a lot more people are going to be willing to make the purchase for an app that performs some video magic that can't otherwise be accomplished without spending a lot more money. A straw poll of the team at TUAW and several other blogs showed that nobody was willing to drop $1K on an app with the capabilities of Vizzywig 4K, while many with the need or desire to shoot 4K video would spend $50 in a heartbeat.
Another thought -- since Zaletel has now proven that it's possible to shoot and render 4K video on an iPhone, some other enterprising developer will probably create an app that will do so and sell it for a fraction of Vizzywig 4K. I really like the stability and capability of Vizzywig and Vizzywig 4K, and would love to see this amazing technology continue forward. So please, Michael, drop the price."
This is a video from the reviewers test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jv2IAT6JG8
I'd beta test it too, but $1000 is out of the question. I am glad to have learned about that Moondog Labs lens and also reasonably priced apps like Ultrakam and Moviepro. Here's a video with the man himself, Michael Zaletel:
And thank you brother as I have seen the light. I didn't realize they were making an ANAMORPHIC lens for the iPhone. I can sell my DSLR and convince my work to sell the Sony PTZ cameras and Tricaster, after all now all I need is some iPhones and an iPad!
You didn't really address any of my specific points. Can you admit that what you are selling is 8 bit 4k based upon JPEG stills? Have you done dynamic range tests. Notice I did not say you weren't aware of these issues I said (if you actually read my comment) that no one had brought it up in this discussion before me (which is true). You can tell me I'm just talking specs but you also haven't provided any impressive video that shows off your product.
Your response was long and somewhat condescending but not persuasive. I'm waiting for something more than "take my word for it" or "I've used professional 4k equipment before". Looking forward to another treatise that says nothing.
It's interesting to me that no one has brought up color depth or dynamic range. Since Michael mentioned adjusting JPEG compression settings that means this is not a RAW workflow. There is no temporal compression clearly but its still misleading to call individual JPEGs raw images. These are 8 bit compressed images and will still have all of the issues associated with working in an 8 bit color space.
As others have mentioned the iPhone has hardware limitations (permanent fixed lens, fixed aperture, no proprietary ND) that will always make it a challenge to work with professionally. Not to mention editing on a phone is pretty terrible and there's simply no way this app could substitute for a professional NLE. I'll echo what others have said: maybe for a rich hobbyist, but not for professionals.