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    The Perfect Filmmakers Camera ?
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    Ok this is just a bit of fun, please add your thoughts and comments

    The Perfect Filmmakers Camera ?

    Panasonic S1 FF Sensor
    Interchangeable L Mount
    Internal 4K 10bit 4:2:2 Recording without crop (24-25fps minimum)
    Internal 4K Raw without crop (24-25fps minimum)
    Dual IS
    Dual Pixel AF
    2 x XLR’s
    5” Daylight viewable Fully articulating touchscreen LCD
    Built in Electronic ND’s 6-10 stops
    1 x SD and 1 x Cfast 2.0 Recording Slots
    1 X SDI Input/ Output
    1 x HDMI Input/ Output
    1 x Timecode/Sync Multicam
    1 X USBC
    1 x Headphone Jack
    1 x EVF (similar to Leica Visoflex EVF2, powered via hotshoe and also removable)
    2 x Batteries (one in the handgrip and a second under the body of camera, hot swappable and
    drawing from Handgrip first. This would allow a three battery cycle before having to replace the battery under the body or power down the camera)
    1 x Locking Lemo Power Connector (rear of camera)
    Wireless Control via smart device
    Live Streaming
    Larger than the current Canon XC15 smaller than the C200
    Similar (redesigned) handgrip as XC15 with additional function buttons
    6-7 User assignable function buttons
    One push AF and Auto Control for run and gun situations



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    Nah
    weight 100 gram
    size 10cm x 10cm x 5 cm
    20K resolution
    mind control (all functions)
    F 0.8
    zoom from 1-2000 mm
    also macro and micro
    8:8:8 bits
    embedded soundrecordist
    AF and MF and IS
    and of course Full Auto Mode.

    I think that's al I want.

    And yes, a build in drone.


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    I think the perfect filmmakers camera should not be build off of the body style of a Canon camera. For stability build it longer instead of taller!
    "That's what happened to this friend of mine. So he had a lobotomy. Now he's well again."
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    Have you heard of the new CFexpress cards?

    I agree with your choice of USB-C. I think it is also the future, not just for data but for charging.

    Full frame? What if you want to shoot a documentary in available light. Or by "filmmaker" do you mean narrative fiction only?


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    This is one of those questions that you can ask to 100 different people and get 100 different answers. I've laid out my "perfect" camera numerous times, and needles to say, it's NOT smaller than a C200 or XC15 sized. I need something "small" about 1% of the time. For the other 99% of my shooting, I want something built like my VariCam. Part of my list includes: Real shoulder mount design(not a shoulder rig), real native VF(ENG style), dedicated audio controls and panel, XLR connections, slot-in wireless ability, 4 user accessible audio ch's., tool-less user-swappable lens mounts, global shutter, TC in & out, multiple SDI outs(min. 3), 2 card slots, etc.


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    My perfect camera adapts organic memory with a removable drive at the back of my head and utilizes my optic system built into my head (eyes). No more lens selection to worry about, perfect image stabilization built in. Just need that dreamscape interface so I can add AR and dream sequences to what my eyes are actually recording. Metal and plastic are so early 2000s.
    It's a business first and a creative outlet second.
    G.A.S. destroys lives. Stop buying gear that doesn't make you money.


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    I choose this design and shape as I feel it could be a true handheld filmmakers camera with a decent size screen, and great features like FF sensor, dual IS, dual pixel AF,
    as well as having enough connections and function buttons (including wireless and tablet/phone control) for most shooting situations.

    Obviously there is no perfect camera for every situation, however after years of rigging out cameras I am now attracted to smaller cameras like the XC15, BM4K pocket camera that can be operated hand held,
    with most of the user buttons and controls, and all the items required to simply grab and start shooting; as well as providing the option to be fully rigged out if required.

    The new Panasonic S1 looks like a great camera and I like the size, but it’s not designed
    as a filmmakers camera and lacks easy to access buttons and controls of a film camera.

    So those are my reasons for this design, obviously not all will agree.
    But as a handheld filmmakers camera that could be rigged or adapted further
    I think it has potential. JMHO
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    Basically a sensor cube with 1/4 20 all over it plus add on modular sections so it can be build to be a gimbal cam or up to a shoulder cam.


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    I'll play. If it's for filmmaking, telling a story,
    Let's use the form factor of the 16mm Aaton LTR and have minimum basic controls to determine: 1: focus 2: exposure. And I want what I see in the viewfinder to be what I have when I get back to the edit suite. I have a long list of things to leave off. My caveman approach to storytelling.


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    I'd say my fav look and size is the ArriCam Lite "LT"



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