Upload & Sell: On
Thanks Jan Arie, I like it too! Stew Dawson told once told me, when I was putting the finishing touches on my biplane and agonizing over a couple of expensive finishing touches, "James, now is not the time to show weakness!" This morning as I was going through my Texas Media wish list, and my knees were beginning to buckle, I thought of Stewart and decided that my wish list was the minimum equipment required to launch this project, so I just told them to pack it all up. Sony QXD memory cards write faster than any aftermarket non OEM memory, with greater reliability and one 128 GB XQD allows about 40 minutes of 4K capture. I figure when real production begins, I'll want six in inventory, but I thought two would be fine to get me rolling. Sony batteries are great, but the Anton Bauer industry standard batteries are bullet proof and drop right into the Sony XDCA Extension unit that attaches to the back of the camera allowing gem-lock data and more importantly, enabling true full 4K capture within the camera, and 4K RAW capture in 4:4:4 color space with an external recorder like The Shogun (when Atomos really has it ready for prime time) Using the Anton Bauer V90 new battery technology allows 3+ hours per battery given average record/standby ratios, pretty darn good. Apparently from the reviews, a side benefit of the Sony extension unit is a better balanced camera for handheld shooting.
My mission starting tomorrow will be to make that Sony system a part of my hand, like my still gear. No easy task, this stuff is complex beyond imagination, but I know a lot more than I did six months ago when this began and I expect to continue to climb that curve. I'm excited with the opportunities and possibilities. None of this means RED is out of the running, but from what I've been told, shot correctly, this system is it's match.
Should we start a "4K Air to Air"?