A lot of people, including myself, don’t think 4K will even become a mainstream thing inside peoples homes.
Another big issue with 4K in your home is streaming content at that resolution.
Acquisition does have a lot of merit. Canon was very much pushing the idea of cropping, zooming and having more options when editing your film.
Beyond the cost of a 4K display, the workflow with 4K content needs improvement.
Will we see 4K in a DSLR camera other than Canon EOS-1D C? One day, though I don’t think it will be soon.
The 4K and 8K resolution is beautiful on the big screen, just don’t expect it to become mainstream in your home.
I wholeheartedly agree with bolded
statements, and I love the way 4K looks at the movie theatre; it's truly a huge step up.
I think the italicized
statements lack foresight. Yes, right now big-screen 4K TVs cost tens of thousands of dollars, but the fact that they are actually on the shelves now and not just a concept product virtually guarantees that they will fall in price until average consumers can afford them.
How recently was it that people were saying that digital cameras would never drop below $1000? Or more relevantly, that a full-frame compact couldn't be done? These things were science fiction a decade ago, not a century. Technology will continue to improve and saying that 4K won't become mainstream is incredibly shortsighted, because we're talking about technologies that are going to be mature in 5 years, not 50 or 500.
If you told me that teleporters will never exist, I would be skeptical. Never is a long time.
What the f--- does it costs to canon to offer a ProRes record ?
I don't know exactly how much it costs, but seeing as it's a proprietary format owned by Apple, I'd assume licensing it is not cheap. Canon has to gauge whether that cost will add to their bottom line or not, and I guess they determined that it wouldn't. If the number of additional customers who will buy it (and other factors like brand loyalty) doesn't cover the cost of adding it, then it doesn't make any sense to add.