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DSLR Video is Dead (or at least dying)

A discussion posted on about the current state of DSLR video with Matt Allard of News Shooter hosting Andy Shipsides of Abel Cine, Jason Wingrove, and Paul Schnieder. It's 48 minutes long and the audio is a little rough because it's at NAB, but it's worth a listen.

I agree with them that DSLR video is dying (not dead yet as I'm still shooting on a 7D and a 5DIII) , because other better options are now on the horizon (Sony F3/F5/F55/F65, Canon C100/300/500, Blackmagic Production/Cinema/Pocket cameras, etc.). As Wingrove states earlier on, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to what DSLR filmmaking pushed the market towards - large sensor cameras for "the rest of us." While the last 2-3 years hasn't seen much innovation in the DSLR filmmaking area, Canon (and to a lesser extent Nikon) is responsible for much of the hype around large sensor cameras for indie filmmakers.