Yesterday I was invited to the YouTube Studio space to take a crash course on the Phantom Miro for this weekend. I was able to grab this clip from the people at Vision Research to show. We shot this at 1500fps with the new 24-70mm L.
This workshop was really fun. The Vision Research people still aren’t very aquatinted with moviemaking type folks, so we were able to give them a lot of feedback based on the fact that we’re not research scientists. Key points that they took home:
-We really like Macs, and “just use parallels” is not a good solution -The touchscreen on the $130 Nintendo DS is way better than the touchscreen on the $30,000 Phantom Miro -A three-position switch that goes between “off”, “on (using battery or AC)” and “on (crashes if AC is unplugged)” should probably only be a two position switch.
The camera itself is a lot of fun, but I’m really glad we took the time to get a hands-on course with it. It’s absolutely not the kind of thing where you can take it home from a rental house and feel confident with it after watching a couple YouTube videos.
As far as the post workflow goes, it’s officially Windows only (again, see that first point) but DaVinci can handle the footage on any system. I’m glad Sean got to bring home a file and make sure we could do something with it.