I have to clear a bit the taxes stuff.
It's not about shutter speed,
It's about the european bureaucracy that
Decided to limit the recording time for pal land
Cameras. A camera that has not the limitation
Is considered as a camcorder and they apply
Another tax regime.
The us versions do not have the limitation.
So it's up to the manufacturer to decide if
The combocam will be on this or that categorie.
That was one of the big success of the hackers
With the gh2 when they simply disabled the
It's very similar to the fact that in some countries,
They can limit the horsepower of a car on purpose
For legal reasons. Then, you can always go to a garage
And ask the mechanic to get rid-of it.
James: the fact that very little cameras have embrassed
Prores or dnx is beyond my understanding.
To my knowledge, only Arrrrri and Bmc are doin it, maybe
A few more. And Arri is the only one who proposes or
prores or dnx. The rest is avchf....gd or old thinking P2
Or Infinity kind of stuff. This is unexplainable but true.
On a (stupid low end) show, next door, they use 5 grass valley
Camcorders with fujinons for a cost on set of a really really good
House with swiming pool jacusi etc...
I've worked once with the infinity, I don't get it.
But after all, if the production is using millionaire equipment
To film a dude making jokes in a small theater is that despite
The cost per minute, they earn money.
While on the other hand, the pressure to do more for less
Is the norm.