Just because there were no big cameras announced doesn't mean there wasn't a ton of interesting details on the show floor. Jordan Drake of TCSTV is back to talk video.
We don't replace our primary cameras very often, but to meet increasing videos demands Tyler went with a new Sony, the a7RII. The long and short is that it's image quality is best in class with super sharp, high resolution images with lots of dynamic range in the shadows. The down side is lots of interface design problems, consumer level build quality and very slow image review.
Samples from the Sony a7R II
To start 2016 we are talking about ways to keep moving forward when you are out of ideas, and just don't feel like it. Also some follow up on the Film Toaster and Chris Dowsett sticks around for a few extra minutes to talk Star Wars.
In this podcast, we’ll discuss our new heroes, and how quickly we got to like them (pretty quickly). We’ll discuss our new villains, and particularly Kylo Ren and all of his fun-to-watch internal conflict, as well as how he compares to Darth Vader. We spend some time talking about potential character development, potential character backgrounds, and possible secrets- as well as which fan theories don’t matter (Rob even asserts we don’t care if Rey is related to another important Jedi). We break down the mirrored storyline form A New Hope, and its hits and occasional misses (Yeah, okay, it’s MUCH bigger than the Death Star, we’ll allow it.), as well as the characters in their new roles as echoes of the original trilogy.