DCP 67: 4K For 10K?


While battling bandwidth issues that take us back to the nostalgic days of dial-up, the Digital Convergence podcasting team bravely soldier on and press the record button and we thus spring upon our loyal listeners: in episode 67 "4K For 10K?" Chris Fenwick, planetMitch and I talk about the latest announcement from Sony: the new NEX FS700. The NEX-FS700 is touted as a 4K-ready NXCAM camcorder with a superior Super35mm CMOS sensor, super slow-motion capability and an interchangeable E-mount lens system, offering unrivalled flexibility and creative expression. The real question is, 4K at what cost? The camera is reportedly available for under $10,000, but there is no information on how much the 4K upgrade will be or when it will be available. Then the conversation melts down as we we all just implode from the tediousness of the endless onslaught of gear and specks.

This episode really touches on a lot of different topics and as usual we go off on several tangents. We discuss videos going viral (or mostly not), selecting music for videos, hiring big name Hollywood talent, median versus average and what it means in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators, and much more. We wrap up the show with two artist pick of the week and few product or info tips that we hope you will find useful.

Until next week, that's a wrap!

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Podcast Links:

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Film and Video Editors and Camera Operators

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/mobile/film-and-video-editors-and-camera-operators.htm

Michael James' HDRIBlog: http://www.hdriblog.com/