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    I can't hate on the price because there isn't enough hands on the production to supply the demand for something like that. No denying it's a really cool addition to the arsenal! Just sucks that I can't afford it and that's about it. This is something I would want to "own" also.. You can run with a low to the ground shot. Something I can't do with a Merlin.. It doesn't have the footprint of a big ass Pilot system. Just seems like getting steady footage in confined spaces like a car, or anything for that matter is what's so cool about it.

    It will get cheaper. And then you'll have a raw cinema camera for $3000, on a small handheld rig that cuts the hassle of dollies, tracks, cranes, etc. The market is heading for professional level filmmaking "looks"... in half the work. Some will call that catering to laziness, others will praise the ability to just grab this thing and get the damn shot! Lol.

    Soon I will post on Vimeo bunch of stuff I have made over the winter to add to my tool palette. It's nice to have various pieces of equipment available to accommodate different types of shots required for your project. One is a traditional camera dolly, main camera stem, narrow wheel base, seat for camera operator,to be manually pushed. Another is a steadycam rickshaw which I stumbled across a BTS video from" SOPHIE ", have never seen one before so I'm making one. Camera operator can have a steadycam, shoulder rig and I will add a post to attach a mini jib. I have also converted an old bagboy golf cart that I picked up in a second hand shop for 5 bucks. It's all metal so I used a kee clamp system with 3/4 alm pipe. The camera can hover anywhere from ground level to above waist height and can do dollies, pans and follow shots, folds up and goes in your car. If your on your own, a great thing to have. Here is a quick shot, above the camera I have a Ninja2, need a longer HDMI cable so I can move it closer to me.

  2. My Opinion,

         This video is not an accident. It was planned and staged, promoting 2 products, Canon 1Dc and the MOVI.There is an expression,"Your the master of your tools". In this case, I think the Movi took precedent , the shots, the story are weak(to me). I was more blown away in a previous post showing a video shot in Paris with a Black Magic camera.(simply stunning)Put this unit in different hands, you'll get a different results.I still think this is a good product, would like to have one, way, way over priced. Be patient, won't be long before there are similar units on the market priced accordingly.

  3. Except that a better lens pretty much strictly dominates an inferior lens. Whereas for 95% of shots, a $300 tripod will look as good or better than the results i get from using this.  And in 80% the 5% of cases where it doesn't, my $500 glidecam will look just as good.


    It's a gadget. It isn't even new tech.  Furthermore, this whole thing has been a publicity stunt, so I'm inclined to shit-talk it until further notice.

    I wouldn't call it a publicity stunt, it's advertising. There is nothing wrong with advertising, that's what I do for a living. The only difference with Vincent's Video is that it comes wrapped as an editorial which may be confusing to some.

  4. No nikon D800?
    You can push the footage a lot further than a 5DM3.

    Andrew is not a Nikon guy, I would defiantly put this in place of the 5D3, It does has clean HDMI out, is cheaper cost wise and has a nice built feel in your hands. Canons to me feel to plastic y. I do like the Canon colour profiles and I'm hoping this is where Nikon will make some improvements.

  5. [quote author=brice link=topic=218.msg1541#msg1541 date=1327643202]
    [quote]Andrew how do you explain the aliasing and moire free "WHY" video?

    I admit that the "Freddie King" video looks real nasty and something is clearly wrong but how is the "WHY" video looking so nice. It's got very nice resolution and I can't find any trace of aliasing / moire.

    Both videos look like they were shot on different cameras. Makes no sense to me.[/quote]

    Andrew, I second this statement. And would also like to hear your take on the unmitigated divergence of quality between the two videos. It's amazing how different those two films look.
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