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Old 06-16-2008   #2
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Default Re: Movies in 4k (digital cinema standards)

Originally Posted by JerryDelColliano View Post
April Showers is shot in 4k using Delsa Digital cameras that are close to $800,000 each.
The Dalsa Origin was the first commercially available digital camera able to capture 4K resolution. It is still the only digital camera capable of capturing 4K resolution uncompressed. Dalsa recently made a deal with the DP of the new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, to shoot entirely with Dalsa 4K cameras.

4K is definitely the film making trend of the future. Currently about half of all Hollywood feature movies are shot in some form of HD video. (Many use the same HDCAM SR used by television.) Digital video lends itself more readily to computer generated special effects, editing, etc. Film is cumbersome since the film stock has to be processed. Quality is lost when copies are made (each time the film passed thru a lens). Directors like the ability to see immediately the results, as well as the flexibility to shoot the same scene simultaneously from many different angles which would be impractical with film, etc. Before long, I think, film will become an outdated relic of the past.
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