Why are HDSLRs so distruptive?


Here at Films on the Fly we are always trying to find out what the future is likely to bring.

As such I’d like to point people to some interesting articles and presentations we’ve come across recently.

Why are HDSLRs so distruptive?


HDSLRs are the High Definition Single Lens Reflex prosumer digital cameras which were primarily created for still images but have recently added HD video capture capabilities.

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I’m going to make a bold statement: HDSLR cameras are going to quickly and decisively reshape the entertainment industry, and when the dust settles, artists are going to be at the helm.

The article talks about how within a single generation we went from incredibly expensive cameras (like the Panavision Genesis or Arriflex), to the 1/10th the price RedOne camera and then the Canon 5D MarkII which was 1/10th the cost of the RedOne. Within a digital imaging product generation (i.e 2yrs), the price of HD cameras has dropped to 1/100th the original cost.

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