Taikonaut wrote:Ryan McCarvill wrote:sean mclennan wrote:
The only thing that can really entice me over Blackmagic are cameras with the same image and more framerate options, I'm invested in MFT lenses at the moment so a bigger sensor wouldn't do it, unless it was the step up to a MFT sensor.
I might wait for NAB if my camera isn't projected to arrive until March, but seriously who is going to come out with a competitor? All the major camera companies have recently refreshed their lineup (although panasonic could hardly be called a refresh), I'm no longer interested in the compromise of DSLR shooting; gopro is rumored - however I see gopro as a flash in the pan type company like flip was. Pretty soon cell phones will be shock and water resistant and then gopro is dead.
There is Digital Bolex and Kineraw that we already know about, believe me there will be competitors.
Ok, this is my first post after spending many, many weeks just observing in frustration. First let me thank the regulars here (Costa, mhood, Nick Bedford, Peter J. DeCrescenzo, Talkonaut, Paul DelVecchio) for posing questions and complaints, humor and patience, all mixed in with the consistently valid point of view of customers left on the hook. Some think that particular comments were heresy, that being anything but grateful was "whining or conspiracy theory".
These comments kept the community active and out front, and filled in black empty voids that would not have needed to be addressed if it was coming from the source; it wasn't. I made a decision a week ago to go with the R1 MX, because it was a great deal and I'm used to shooting with a "tank" from my days of shooting with the Aaton before diving into digital. I should get it by early December. My last film was shot with the GH2 which I will be keeping for a while.
I got a gig in China in September and am teaching at a university and getting ready to shoot here. For those of you interested in the Kineraw, it's available now, but the support and sales staff make you appreciate BM warts and all. Even though I'm in the manufacturer's back yard, I didn't feel I could jump in. For those waiting for the S16 version, the contact told me that it was "nowhere near ready" for release. If I'm going to pay more than the BMCC I want S35, frame rates and a track record. So I went with Red.
I see a lot of people saying "good luck, buddy you'll need about 10,000.00+ to get it working", but either they just parrot what they see elsewhere or do their buying from brochures. Yes the SSD 64GB is ridiculously priced, but with that and the docking station to offload the mags you are still under 5K. I am lucky I have a friend from NYU who makes a lot of stuff for Red OEM, including the Nikon lens mount, so I'm getting that, rails and a handle for under 500.00. Again, I am fortunate being in the place where most batteries are made, where I can get V-mounts and a charger for under 300.00. An HDMI monitor, and all the rig accessories and lenses I own will do just fine, so I'm under 6K and ready to rock.
I will probably abandon my hopes and get out of the cue I'm in at Abel Cine Tech and wait for the next build of the BMCC. I tried my best to wait, but the R1, although double the price, will allow me to shoot 4K RAW and 2K 120fps for as long as I can lug the thing around. If anyone has any questions about budgeting the R1MX or info on the Kineraw feel free to PM me.
I still love this Blackmagic baby, just not enough to be stood up on every date.
I hope everyone gets a holiday update and their cameras before Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving.