"Can we please have a show of hands then, as to who want's to be the photographer, who looks like he doesn't know what he's doing.
Come on BC, it's called advertising - you know how it works - we all do.
Lets face it, it's what most of us do for a living, day in, day out.
So why expect these companies to do anything different than you do... because I'm sure you don't show your new clients all the out-takes, of things that have gone wrong during shoots."
I agree that what JR is asking for is important information to know. It would not need to be a documentary of a photographer botching a shoot, but it could be a demonstration that shows that you can unplug, shoot handheld to a card, and then replug, and within 30 seconds be back shooting tethered again. **This, to me, would be a major selling point.**
Rather than have to shut down while you restart the camera, restart the computer, restart the shooting app, unplug and replug the wires a few times, etc., etc.
I have been recently been to a demo of phase backs where the dealer could not keep the camera tethered properly, there were multiple software relaunches, etc., etc. It is an absolute turn-off, and I walked out, instead of spending 15 grand like I otherwise may have. I am thinking about shooting with art directors breathing down my neck, and 15-minute glitchy restarts do not appeal to me. I am pretty sure that every photographer I know would like this info about any camera they are about to buy for commerce: Is it plug and play or plug and pray?
(the money is on the table and the clock is ticking...)