4K video is now featuring on SmartPhones:
- Sony Xperia Z2 brings 4K video to its flagship smartphone
- Samsung Galaxy S5 adds 16MP camera with 4K video
Will the 7D Mark II be the first "normal" DSLR with 4k video??
I think Sony and Samsung have every reason to put 4K in their phones, given that they have 4K televisions to sell as well. Its an incentive, buy one and get the other one because its compatible with each other. I can see the advertisements now: Don't have enough 4K content yet? Thats fine, make your own 4K content with our phones. Then buy our TVs to view your 4K content.
In my opinion, get yourself a GoPro 3+ black edition... borrow one... buy one, use it for a week or 2 and return it.
Test it out... Record 4K and see what you can actually do with it. I know its not exactly 4K at the desired frame rates that you want... but you will see how limited you are with it.
Just do it... it will explain every thing I was saying up till now.
Well, I shoot video and I don't use a cell phone to do it. Trust me, 4K will be a big improvement over what we have now.
Remember, even if you are delivering in 2K, having your source footage in 4K is a significant advantage in many ways.
I'm sure you've shot video, as have I...
I'm not talking about 1080p, out of experience...I have personally shot 4K before... I have shot on a Red Epic and on the GoPro...
As far as affordability, if you are looking for affordability.... you have to look at upgrading your computer and everything else as well... so yeah... if you want a camera to shoot 4K @ $2000... you might get it... but everything else... you need to spend money to upgrade that as well.
Ok... let me throw the numbers out there. In terms of wedding... if thats what you're planning to shoot... I know if you're shooting with a DSLR at present, at minimum with 3 different angles or 3 DSLRs can yield 320Gb to 500Gb for an 8 hour shoot. I can't imagine what 4K will push... double, may be even quadruple that?
On the GoPro 3+ Black Edition, even @ 14fps - 4K fills a 32Gb card in a minute or less.
The 1 time I used a Red Epic, it was for a 5min music video, with multiple reshoots, easily took 640Gb.
I had to use Red's software, downgrade it to work with it (in which case, no point in naming the strengths of working with 4K) and still it used a lot of my resources.
In my opinion, 4K at present is great for shorts, commercials, music videos and corporate videos.
Anything else, and you're just dreaming.... Unless, you can afford it.