bfitzgerald wrote: pakodominguez wrote:
If "full HD" can't even get it's legs off the ground in that industry, there isn't a lot of hope for 4k
VHS is more than enough...
Fast forward many years and DVD is the standard and I didn't update my movie collection to blu ray (the DVD's up-scaled look pretty good to me, not as good a Blu ray but good enough) If I walk into a rental shop (the few that remain) it's mostly DVD media.
I don't think the issue is the support (DVD against VHS) but about image quality/resolution. Your DVDs are probably 780P and any modern DVD player do a reasonably good job up-scaling to 1080. Because today the standard is full HD 1920x1080p. At some point that standard will change, to 4K. It is a matter of time. This is not 3D with costly glasses and TV sets and no much content available (specially no channels broadcasting 3D, or stream services) This is more resolution and we will get there the same way we went from 600*800 to 1200*1600 screen resolution on our desktops.
bfitzgerald wrote:This A7s is fine for serious film makers (and might be a bargain for them) I can't see on the ground video shooters rushing to it though, why take 4k footage when nobody can view it!
Pako it's that horrible phrase again that companies don't want to hear (it's a sales killer) "good enough"
As I told you before, it is just a matter of time. 780 is good enough, but market will push ppl to buy newer, bigger and higher res tv sets.
If you are a music lover and sound is important to you, you already replaced the CDs you bought in the late 80's early 90's for new and better engineered versions in the 2000's (and I'm not even talking about Super Audio CD, just what the music industry call "remastered" versions)
I'm not planning to buy a 4K screen or TV any soon (I don't really consume TV, but the wife does...) but I had the chance to go to a Red event last summer at one of the few movie theaters in NYC that can projest 4K, and see a Real made on 4D, including Vincent Laforet's work. Images are impressive. Better than ever. In time, 4k will be mainstream (and they will try to sell us something else...)