When I was watching it, I was thinking to myself "well, this looks rather clean and digital - maybe the film buffs are right and film actually DOES look better". And then the credits rolled and I couldn't believe my eyes that it was shot on film.
I have to admit though that I only watched it on a 55" tv and not on a cinema screen. But still, it was weird.
The host of what? Is this relevant somehow? Should I know about it?
You are absolutely right - you can deliver better work with adequate tools.
It's like saying you could build a wooden house with just a hammer, and a simple screwdriver. Sure yes, you could. But why not get some modern power tools that will make you work faster and better.
But no matter what tools you are using, it's kind of implied that you know how to build a house.
Same thing with movies. You have to know what you are doing or the best tools are worth nothing. But when you know what you're doing, your talent might be wasted if you are using horrible tools.
I think the target market will be
1. rental houses and
2. the Slow Mo Guys youtube channel ;)
Seriously, I think at least 95% of these cameras go to rental houses where they are rented once in a while by someone who wants to get a cool effects shot for a music video, commercial or something like that. Or research of course.
When I read the title, I was thinking "please don't say 'add black bars'!"
But at least he mentioned it last, like an afterthought.
At least on the older Gopros that I know (up to Hero 4) there is no setting for the shutter. It's always on auto, I don't know why he listed it as a setting at all.
What I would have added: under no circumstances set the sharpness to high! It looks horrible!