Video cameras' resolution war has already started. So has the frames-per-second race. Current DSLRs shoot high resolution stills and lower resolution video. What if you can have an 8K video camera that captures both raw stills and raw video in 8K? Would you replace your stills camera with it?
Vincent Laforet is known for his achievements as a photojournalist, as well as a director and DP of many high-end commercials. He's known to many of us for his brave use of the video capabilities of the first models of the Canon 5D mark II. Today he's mostly using cameras most of us can't afford to own, but it's interesting to hear his thoughts on the video cameras resolution.
Many of us can't appreciate the beauty of the 8K still or video image on our screens. We always look at scaled down versions of these. However, high resolution has its benefits for print and post production that Laforet emphasizes the most. He states his 8K RED Weapon is his current go-to choice for a device that records 36 megapixel raw stills and video. This way he doesn't have to carry around multiple cameras. The ability of the RED to capture 60 fps at that resolution is also a feature that he finds impressive and useful. He's not shy about the fact it's a very expensive machine, but for a reason.
How do you find his opinion? Can an 8K RED Weapon or any other 8K cinema camera in the future replace the current still cameras? Can you, as photographers, do your job with it if money was not an issue?