cinema5D News Team – ON THE COUCH Ep. 1

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This is the premiere episode of ON THE COUCH, with the cinema5D news team that will be roaming the show floor – Sebastian Wöber and Tim Fok, Katharina Dietl on the live edit and me moderating.

In this episode, we are talking about what to expect from NAB 2014 that is set to start in only a few hours. Due to all the pre-announcements, we can already see that there is a lot happing with regards to 4K cameras again, and we are talking about the relevance of all of that and where the industry seems to be added. We also deal with Gimbal stabilizers and where we are one year after the MoVi was announced.

We also talk about our pdatepcoming shows that will be recorded over the next four days – who we will talk to and what it will all about. In case you missed the initial post with the show schedule, click here to see the full list of people and companies coming to our show. Feel free to add questions you might have in the comments or in our forum.

See you tomorrow again after in the show with my dear friend Philip Bloom and Ryan Koo and Joe Marine from NoFilmSchool, talking about what excites us at this year’s NAB!

For our entire NAB 2014 coverage, click here.


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Myles April 7, 2014

re. form factor – perhaps we need a company like Apple to wade in and make the 6K Apple Cam – with usability at the forefront of design, which will turn the whole market upside down. Point I’m trying to make – which you guys also touched on – is that the manufacturers are locked into their historical product lines and processes – and perhaps we need a company to come in with fresh eyes to make something that better serves the consumer needs in terms of ergonomics, menus.

Michael Großmann Reply
Michael Großmann April 7, 2014

Good point of view. Due to small budgets you can’t always use a big team.
The demand for light weight camera systems with good performance (10bit) will increase in the future.

Clayton Moore Reply
Clayton Moore April 9, 2014

Tim Fok, what direction will Canon go in? I think it depends on how DSLR sales go this year. DSLR VS Mirror-less. According to the Wall Street Journal DSLR sales overall for everybody, fell last year by 10%. Mirror-less faired much better. IF sales continue to lag, its hard to say… if however they drop another 2-3%. I think Canon will begin to bail on DSLR replacing the Rebel line with mirro-less at least. Either way another 3% drop will be a significant indicater for the future of that technology.

Tim Fok Reply
Tim April 12, 2014

Yeh I can imagine it’ll be a much more gradual progression from Canon/Nikon, compared to Sony/Panasonic.

The limiting factor on mirrorless systems has always been performance, they’ve always been behind on AF accuracy and speed, amongst lack of other pro features.

However now we’re at a point where they’ve caught up. we’re seeing AF performance nearly equal to that of DSLRs, and technology is no holds barred.

If building a camera line from scratch, and with the industry in high demand for compact solutions, it only makes sense to pursue the mirrorless system. Which is why Sony and Panasonic has done so with lack of pedigree in the DSLR market.

But with so much invested in DSLRs, Canon/Nikon would damage their pro lines releasing a like spec’ed mirrorless A7s/GH4 equivalent. But if they’re losing sales to another company because they don’t have a line themselves to compete, who knows what that’ll force them to do. I guess it depends how often they look sideways as well as in front…