Are Cameras Getting Bigger Again? – ON THE COUCH Ep. 24 part 2 of 2 – Frank Mirbach, Lawrence Richards & Glidecam CEO David Stevens

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In episode 24 of ON THE COUCH, I talked to Frank Mirbach, CEO of German production company Mineworks FilmLawrence Richards, a director of photography from Germany, and David Stevens, CEO of Glidecam Industries, Inc. (thanks to AF Marcotec for hooking us up with David!).


In this final part of the episode, we talked about the strange fact that cameras tend to become bigger again – after years of “shrinking” the footprint of the everyday cameras like DSLRs and offsprings like the C100/C300, we see a tendency of professional cameras to becoming bigger again. The biggest testament to that fact is the Blackmagic URSA, a massive camera with a large built-in screen that can be folded out.

We also talked about the relevance and future of 4K for various productions as well as how reframing is relevant for various purposes when finishing in 2K or 1080p.






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Angus Khan Reply
Angus Khan July 10, 2015

Is this a rhetorical question?

 Simpson Sean Reply
Simpson Sean July 11, 2015

Maybe tiny cameras are not an appropriate form factor for a whole industry to adopt exclusively. Weight and size makes sense for the usage these cameras are targeting.

Josh Kline Reply
Josh Kline July 11, 2015

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Katai Chanda July 14, 2015

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Ryan Holmes Reply
Ryan Holmes July 14, 2015

Nino – it’d be great if you guys made these an mp3 format and setup a podcast/RSS feed for people to subscribe to. There’s so much great content that gets covered in these, and sometimes I’d like to have it while I’m driving in the car, not just when I’m near a computer screen. Any chance that a RSS mp3 feed could get setup for this series “On the Couch”?

Keep up the great work!