How long till DSLR cameras shoot 2k or even 4k video?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by waloshin, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    We all know how close 2k is to 1080p so I am sure it wont be long for 2k ,but 4k is hard to say.

    What do you think?
     
  2. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    Probably will take the same amount of time that it takes for mainstream display makers to begin selling affordable 4k monitors and tv sets..:p
     
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah that is what I was thinking.
     
  4. b01189 macrumors member

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    It's not that DSLRs can't recored that resolution but its the data rate of 30fps or 60ifps of a frame of that size. Which is why the 2& 4k red and phantom cameras basically have a server of SATA drives or bank of SSDs attached to them. As soon as they have a form of media that is 1. large enough to handle any amount of video at the compact size for a DSLR 2. to be able to transfer at 300+mbps
     
  5. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The amount of storage space needed for the common user is huge, plus the price of the red camera is over 40k.
     
  6. b01189 macrumors member

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    Agreed for the average user 2k and 4k video is out of reach for the DSLR videographer market. Hell just the standard broadcast cameras DSLRs compete with are around 5-10k in the lower end market for 1080i broadcast quality video.
     
  7. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Don't know where you are buying your cameras from but I can pick up a Scarlet for a 1/4 of the price your price!

    On topic, I think that I would prefer that the DSLRs would have a true 1080p resolution instead of the 800 lines ish they are resolving at the moment.
     
  8. srf4real macrumors 68030

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    I would just be happy with a 4k monitor, so we could go retina with our desktops.. and realistically - dslr cameras as we know them will probably be obsolete before this feature is added some day to a mirrorless variety of camera which relies on retina optics for viewfinder.

    Which will be pretty cool, I guess.. as long as the evf is realtime and does not black out for shutter release...:rolleyes:
     
  9. elmo151 Guest

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    depends on the camera and the size of the memory card
     

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