Yes, it’s an ad. But for what? Might just surprise you.
Flip out screen? Nope, the new camera sports an articulated flip out screen. Maybe they forgot to make it a touch screen? Nope, it is indeed. In fact, you can focus, expose, and trigger the shutter in one touch. So, what could it possibly be? 4K video! Yes, they forgot 4K video! Hello, it’s 2007 calling. Yes, the 6D Mark II has fantastic HD performance, can deliver 60fps, and HDR to boot.
It’s kind of mind bending that Canon, who for years led the charge in large sensor cameras for delivering some of the best video for the money, period. Even taking out much higher end dedicated video cameras. Sure, if you can pony up for the latest 5D, you get 4k too. Panasonic throws it in on their $500 G7. Maybe it’s hiding in a future firmware update?
Adobe issues a critical update for Premiere Pro. Seems turning on the media cache management could inadvertently delete all your media. Oops!
When Premiere CC was first introduced, there was a bug that affected multi camera timelines. I discovered this after spending many hours cutting a three hour video. None of it was useable. Adobe did finally issue a fix. By that time, I had switched back to Vegas Pro.
Full disclosure. I do have a CC account, but just for Lightroom and Photoshop at the moment. While the cost over time can add up, when you compare it to buying a standalone version, and using that for years to come. The supposed benefit is to have the latest and greatest at all times, and to be reliable and tested. I was considering adding Premiere, but this latest gaff ain’t winning me over.
Just watched this promo piece from Videomaker on the new Canon XC15. I like Videomaker, and they make it very clear that it is sponsored. I looked briefly at the XC10 in late 2015. I really wanted it to be the solution. Unfortunately, it just had too many shortcomings, especially in terms of operation. I thought the factory loupe was a nice touch. Unfortunately, it blocked access to the touch screen, where most of the controls were.
In short, I ended up buying the C100. More money, and not 4K. Otherwise a wonderful camera. I’ve been a Canon fan for some time, and also own a 5DMKII, which was a benchmark at the time, that the rest of the industry scrambled to follow. This one, I believe is a miss. The addition of the C300 XLR bridge does address some shortcomings in the audio department. Overall, I think there is still a ways to go. They must be aware of what Panasonic is doing in this space? I still plan to roll my C100 for some time, but if I was looking at 4K capable cameras for this price, it would be the either the Panasonic HC-X1000, or the AG-UX90 hands down.