This past week I was discussing with some colleagues the cost of keeping photojournalists up to date with their equipment (all photographer’s are gear heads). For most publisher’s the real money is in video and eventually archive video. If you don’t invest now, you will fall behind. Making video starts with capturing video. If TV and films are going this way with the Canon EOS 5D, sure does look like a no brainer for the traditional publishers.
Rodney Charters talks about the excitement surrounding the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and other DSRs, with comments on the recently announced Arriflex Alexa and also the RED digital cinema camera. In this piece he talks about the needs of the industry for different types of production and gives his views of where cinema acquisition is going in the near to medium future.