My friend Devin ‘SuperTramp' Graham published this unboxing of his new 8k video RED camera the other day and I had to laugh… 8k Video? Really? I know all about gear lust and suffer from it too… but 8k?
Is there a business case for a $50,000 camera? For shooting youtube videos?
I know a lot of you are major filmmakers and I understand the idea that filming in 8k will give you the flexibility to post cropped video at 4k, but I think for 99% of the public (which includes Devin), 8k is just pixelPeepingOverKill.
Devin says he thinks 8k will be the standard in 3-5 years. Do you?
And reading the comments is just hilarious… I mean really?
This is the top rated one LOL:
Moo Moo HD1 week ago
And I watch in 720p
Quite the debate about whether 4k is even ‘the standard' now much less 8k coming soon. But there are plenty of defenders of shooting in 8k.
The real question is this… will Devin's audience see ANY difference when his videos are shot in 8k vs 4k or even 1080HD?
I think the answer is “it is about the content!”
What say you planet5D readers?
Description of the 8k unboxing
Stoked to have finally gotten our RED upgraded to the Helium 8K S35 Sensor! Comment below what we should test with the new upgrade!
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Check out even more detailed sensor specs here: www.red.com/store/products/wea…
Special thanks to Phil Holland, an expert on all things RED, for creating the chart to explain the sensor differences!
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So tell me… do you need 8k video?
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)