While hyperbolic there's still a nugget of truth contained in here. Broadcast viewership tends to be declining, but this trend isn't linear, meaning it can change. The cries about broadcast or cable dying seem reminiscent of pundits decrying the end of cinema because TV was invented. Cinema didn't dye or fade to black, it adapted to the culture and became something different. I fully expect broadcast and cable TV to do the same in the face of mobile users and incumbent Internet giants—Netflix, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, Apple.
Ryan Holmes Cut Color Post. Excerpts, quips, and musings on the production and post-production industry of editing, color grading, and deliverables.
This is what Canon built the 7DII for - sports and event photography. It's not your next video camera. It's not your 4K monster. It's not your lowlight video king. It's not your super cheap, Super35 high-end codec camera. It's a DSLR! Period. Remember those....the ones that take pictures? And it takes pictures of fast moving objects while tracking them and keeping them in focus!
Take a look at some of the specs: 65 point AF, built in intrevalometer, 10fps (31 RAW and over 1,000 JPEG as long as your card is fast enough to write the data), automatic lens distortion correction in-camera, GPS, weather-sealed aluminum body, and a completely revamped and upgraded metering system. These are features video guys/gals don't care about. Action photographers do. This camera makes a legitimate swipe at the Canon 1D X and Nikon D4S for a third of the price (yet, there are still reasons why a photographer might want a 1D X or D4S over a 7DII).
If Canon wanted to announce a new video camera, DSLR or not, it had NAB in April or IBC last weekend in Amsterdam. But they didn't. They announced the 7DII at Photokina, a photography show. That should say a significant something about where they intend to position this camera in their lineup.
Read the specs and press release for Canon's 7D Mark II here.
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I'm curious to see if Canon announces any C-series products this weekend. Given how well the series is selling I'm guessing Canon doesn't feel a whole lot of pressure to do so. And they'll also want to avoid the Osborne effect with any announcement they do make.
Photokina officially starts next Tuesday (September 16). Much like NAB though, announcements tend to start coming out the weekend before.
iPod Classic was such a great piece of tech in so many ways and brought with it the beginnings of the juggernaut we now know as Apple Inc. Not to mention the iconic advertising that came along with it - silhouettes dancing against a solid colored background with the white ear buds - helped shape the ad industry during the early-to-mid 00's. It also brought music lovers a little bit closer to their music collections as you could take the thing nearly anywhere! RIP iPod Classic.
Since they unified the code base of the BMD cameras it does seem that we've been getting firmware updates faster and more regularly. Strange thing is that these features are so long in coming in the first place. And why do firmware updates come to the BMPC4K first? Does BMD consider that their flagship camera?