The battle for cheaper 4K+ acquisition is heating up. Just a few days ago, Sony announced the F5 and the F55, and a constellation of accessories that comprise their new 4K ecosystem. Not to be outdone, RED, perhaps in a ploy to steal some of Sony’s thunder, made its own announcement, via CEO Jim Jannard’s post on the REDuser forum:
What better way to demonstrate the power of a new tablet than by asking it to edit RED 6K files in real time?
More powerful than '95% of laptops', the Haswell equipped Surface Pro 2 was shown processing 6K videos at Microsoft launch event. K. Stewart reports
RED, the makers of the beyond-4K cinema cameras, have a vested interest in making you want these higher resolutions. But they do explain it very well
As we saw in my previous article on sensor technology, we can now build sensors with enormous numbers attached to them - if not trivially, at least reliably. Given that current 4K sensors are more than adequate to replace 35mm film in terms of sheer resolution, we need to be careful about turning this into a numbers game.