Cheungy Diver and I visited the Broadcast Asia Conference in Singapore yesterday. Big event with all the usual suspects present.
We met with the guys from Atomos and looked at the prototype Shogun. Looks like it'll be a great underwater recorder monitor. They had it sitting in a glass case, between a GH4 and an A7s. But not yet operational. The shogun may be a bit large to mount in a separate housing on top of the camera housing. Hard to get the physical balance right. Need to find a way to place it line astern with the camera. September is still the delivery date.
We also wandered into the big Panasonic booth. Bear in mind that this is a conference for professionals - no general public allowed. The Panasonic stand, while they had a couple of their broadcast camcorders on display, was dominated by the GH4. They had a "set" with lighting, a motorbike and an attractive model with three or four GH4s aimed at the model. The GH4s, with their YAGH, were hooked up via SDI cables to 4K displays and recorder / monitors. The results were impressive. Very nice colours. Great details. You can see that Panasonic are serious about marketing this camera as a professional video camera. You could sense that they've realised that this will be a winner for them.