Posted by Michael Sutton on November 3, 2012
"So it was a big week for all us gear heads. Sony announced new cameras and a recorder, Red slashed prices and Canon started to trickle ship C500 EF cameras. One thing that all three companies offer is 4K but only two offer 4K video outputs. I mention this because I think its very important. Codecs get better and workflows become more efficient. Things change down the line as technology progresses. 4K resolution is great but most cannot even view it. It has other benefits obviously but for most of use 1080p is more than sufficient and its where the core work is. I think that all camera companies should have the ability to output full resolution RAW via video outputs so the user can choose what to record to based on their needs. 4K recorders are coming. There are a few now (Codex, Convergent Design) but even more are in the pipeline from AJA and other companies (I cannot get into specifics due to confidentiality, etc). The point is that we will see 4K Cineform, 4K ProRes, 4K DPX, 4K RMF, etc coming to several recorders in the very near future. Many of them offering Uncompressed RAW as well."
Via Thierry Saint-Paul