the leds on the battery pcb could be blue and the on/off button white. would look icey
Damon, can you please (i think the word is elaborate) on wether the X5R is good for cinema movie making or not. can it hold up to a RED or alexa mini on an octo, or could it be used for such work bearing in mind what specs the camera has.
of course i am REALLY curious about flying time with aux batteries which would bring me in a positive direction of decsision making and getting the funds to invest on th me unit you have in the pic above.
of course all would be ordered from Ralph - yes Sir. even though i am in europe it is (for me at least) worth the effort and customs I will/ would have to pay for getting a setup like this. impossible to skip the X5 which is in the box for my shop to take it out and deduct it from the unit price and add the x5r to it. not so flexible when time comes i will be ordering from you if not coming over for a visit
have relatives in the US
edit: damon can you also check the parameters of the SSD so we can look at alternatives in case a micro SSD, DOES fit. curious about that too
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Is there a positive lock holding the SSD in place, or will that be the next thing that will be unexpectedly dropping from the sky?
The X5R is not in the same category as the RED and Mini. Apples and oranges. Different tools for different jobs. X5R is great for tight areas, close up work with talent, shoots on a budget, run and gun. The RED and Mini are the preferred option in any other circumstance.
One significant reason is consistency. Use the same camera in the air as you would on the ground so the DP can use his lenses, filters, settings, etc. Same for post production workflow and lab work.
The X5 and X5R are already being used on a number of TV productions but DJI still has a lot of work to do if they want to stay there. DJI still can't get their firmware right. And soon we'll have GEO to contend with. It has no place in a production setting. I fly the X5 on some productions but I still run X8 heavy lifters where I can.
I'll consider the X5R once the mags are $700 or less and I can skip DJI's software to offload.
Mags he means SSD drives and you need to use Cinelight to convert the files into other file types
The X5R will certainly work for features but there are better options. It really depends on a number of factors. Heavy lifters take a lot of work to get going. Mine took about 5 months of spare time to build, test, and dial in. With a GH4, it'll do 18 minutes with dual 16,000mAh Tattu batteries.
It also takes more effort to put the X8 in the air each time but the end product is much easier to work with. My biggest concern with the X5R is dealing with giant RAW files. I can't see running the X5R on set without having to bring a third person just to dump mags. And for all but the really high end TV work, RAW is overkill.
And for all but the really high end TV work, RAW is overkill.
Got any shots from your slick new camera yet?
We've had an incredible 6 inches of snow here in Boston the last few days unfortunately. But I also discovered an unfortunate issue with my unit that has me sending it back tomorrow for replacement.
Will be next weekend again before I am likely to get the replacement and get it in the air.