I'm not a video guy, so maybe I'm missing something. I get the part about how the sensor technology could be used to implement an inexpensive 4k cine camera, in theory. What I don't get is why it's exciting to be able to shoot 1-second 4k sequences on a Nikon 1 camera. To me, that seems like an awfully limited capability.
If you're going to make a 4k production, aren't you still going to need a "real" 4k camera? Otherwise, your production will consist only of clips of 1 second or less. I suppose one could make some short films that way, but it doesn't seem all that enticing.
Tue 19-Mar-13 05:58 PM | edited Wed 20-Mar-13 12:07 AM by kenuck
Sure, it's not going to challenge a $50K RED camera, but for someone that wants to dabble in 4K the entry fee is reasonable. Also, the OP in the link assumes that the Nikon System 1 is not a dead format and will evolve (already the V2 can buffer 40 RAW frames vs the V1's 30), so it's now up to 0.65sec at 60fps, 1.3sec at 30fps and 1.65sec at 24fps. And, as he says "Limitations within reason breed creativity."
The other reason I posted the link was to show that, what to some is a never-to-be-used gimmick (the 30-60fps option), to someone else it is not only useful but is amazing.