Closing in on 8K & The Camera that Could Kill GoPro [PODCAST]

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In this episode of Indie Film Weekly8K display is on the rise while GoPro’s dominance may be going the opposite way.

Co-hosts Jon Fusco, and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss a Japanese company that has begun broadcast tests with 8K footage, and a Chinese one that is looking to assume the GoPro throne with a new action camera. We also get into Vice’s upcoming nightly news show, Academy-Award-winning screenwriter Mark Boal’s First Amendment battles, and what Netflix and Amazon's increased spending on programming means for indie filmmakers. As always, the show also brings news you can use about gear, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, our Ask No Film School segment, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.

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Thank you guys! I don't want to sound cheesy, but that was actually just the little bit of encouragement I really needed today! I'm going to follow your suggestions(and those replies to my original message). Between the boards here and your podcasts I am constantly learning and feeling encouraged!

August 4, 2016 at 3:27PM, Edited August 4, 3:28PM

John Haas

John, that's so awesome! You made my day. Good luck out there, and let us know when you decide to move to NY. ;)

August 4, 2016 at 3:45PM

Liz Nord
Documentary Filmmaker/Multi-platform Producer

The color science within the GoPro cinema is exceptional for such a small camera. I doubt that anyone will replicate what has been done here within this space. David and Jake, formally of Cineform have a codec that can be used within the GoPro that simply sets it way above all other action cameras if you choose to use it.

August 4, 2016 at 7:10PM


Hey NFS—are you listed in Google Play podcasts? I'd love to subscribe, if so, but I can't find you there.

August 8, 2016 at 2:14PM

David S.