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Re: 12MP FF, 4k Video, What us video people have always wanted (it seems)
« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2014, 09:46:19 AM »
How prevalent is the ability (hardware and software) to edit 4K video?

Nearly any modern computer with a decent graphics card can do it, and using free software too (Resolve).
In any case, the relevant question is: who should care about 4K? And my answer is: nearly nobody. Your eyes can't see the difference, at least not at a realistic eye-to-screen distance.

It looks like the A7s will be my next camera, and I'm not getting the external recorder needed for 4K. I'm getting it for the big sensor, the clean image, the DR, and the codec.
I think of it as a really tiny camera that can give me a slightly better image than a C100, with a bigger sensor, better EVF and higher fps, for less than half the price.

(counting on price and DR to be as expected; those could still go wrong)

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Re: 12MP FF, 4k Video, What us video people have always wanted (it seems)
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2014, 10:19:57 AM »
How prevalent is the ability (hardware and software) to edit 4K video?

GoPro just released a FREE program that will do it....
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Re: 12MP FF, 4k Video, What us video people have always wanted (it seems)
« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2014, 01:38:54 PM »
And this is what's usually called a dealbreaker
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Re: 12MP FF, 4k Video, What us video people have always wanted (it seems)
« Reply #49 on: April 12, 2014, 12:38:23 AM »
Well, this is the camera to beat in terms of DSLR video.
And, I'm only saying this because they teamed up with Atmos... and Atmos created the Shogun 4K recorder with a 7" screen.

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Re: 12MP FF, 4k Video, What us video people have always wanted (it seems)
« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2014, 01:19:09 AM »
Well, this is the camera to beat in terms of DSLR video.

Well, the new Blackmagic also comes with a global shutter & takes the whole host of Canons lenses w/o adapter.
Not to mention the more suitable form factor.

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Re: 12MP FF, 4k Video, What us video people have always wanted (it seems)
« Reply #51 on: April 12, 2014, 01:47:01 AM »
Well, this is the camera to beat in terms of DSLR video.

Well, the new Blackmagic also comes with a global shutter & takes the whole host of Canons lenses w/o adapter.
Not to mention the more suitable form factor.

I don't know... thats definitely built for TV shows, looks like something thats always going to be on a tripod or dolly... not for handheld, steadycam stuff. I can't even imagine it on a crane....
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Re: 12MP FF, 4k Video, What us video people have always wanted (it seems)
« Reply #52 on: April 12, 2014, 03:28:48 AM »
not for handheld, steadycam stuff. I can't even imagine it on a crane....

Its highly modular - with that large cine-zoom and all the potentially useful external stuff it gets huge. But so would a A7.
The camera itself plus a photo-prime, w/o external monitoring&remote control(or that on a long tether) and you're back in the man portable ballpark. How global shutter for movement vs. higher payload capacity turns out for drone usage might be interesting, at least for 1080, in 2160 its much closer again.