Okay, this is it. VDSLR is dead. It was cool, it was fun, it was great but it was also a major pain in the ass. It´s over. Panasonic came out with the AF100 at IBC and then there is Sony and the Scarlet soon. We finally come back to real camcorders, without moire and all the other problems to deal with. Sorry Zacuto.
VDSLR, we loved you and we hated you. You gave us unparalleled lowlight ability, better DOF than 35 millimeter film and you caused some artifacts that our brain thought it was sharpness. We loved that look but we hated that moire. We hated your audio abilities and we hated the fiddling wit ND filters andwhatnot.
You did a good job, and so did Shane Hurlbut, Philip Bloom, Nino Leitner, Vincent Laforet and all those other VDSLR evangelists. But as I always said, this was only the beginning. VDSLR is about to extinct – let it go gracefully.
We soon will see more camcorders with real audio connectors, phantom power, optical HD filters, real view finders, uncompressed outputs (even while shooting) and all the other goodies that make a camcorder professional. It´s about time.
- Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds AG-AF100 Will Cost $10,000 in Japan This December [Camcorders] (gizmodo.com)
- Panasonic unveils the AF100, the world’s first micro four thirds camcorder (geek.com)