Travel, tourism, adventure, and destination video marketing specialist.
Stop with this woke SJW bullshit. It's a piece of art, get over it.
The footage from the tests above look like garbage. Not impressed, especially coming from a RED.
I could maybe see an argument for 6K, but 8K is total overkill. I'm in the commercial market and I deliver 100% of my projects to my clients in 1080p for web/social. I shoot 4K currently and the quality is phenomenal. I don't need more, and my clients can't tell the difference between 1080p and 4K as it is. The costs associated with storage and the computer power needed for an 8K workflow are ludicrous.... all to deliver in 1080p. People need to adopt a producers mindset, and not get caught up in the hamster wheel of technology. Know when 'good enough' is enough. In reality, 4K far exceeds 'good enough' as it is.
The bottom line is your clients can't tell an iPhone from a Red either way. 8K is silly.
If you're shooting TV or theatrical or whatever, maybe that's a different story. For commercial work it's totally unnecessary.
- Commercial filmmaker in Vancouver, BC
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