Big question these days for me and many of us: why do we have to invest in an EX1 ($ 10.000) if customers are also satified with lowcost promo webclips made with smaller cams.
Yesterday (July 9, 2008) we went to the famous Wednesdaymorning Edammer Cheese Market Show in Edam near Amsterdam. Just for educational purposes got the Sanyo Xacti HD1000 ($600) with me to show its possible to make a low cost commercial with this little pocket baby in ten minutes. Don't think I'm earning money with clips like this now (never done), but may be soon cams (photo or video) come with settings like on the EX1 in a more compact size.
This is a 1 take scene from the band playing: ("Rats Kuch und Bohnen") filmed out of my hand (no steadicam, no tripod, no filters, no extra wide angle, no extra microphones). Put the SanDisk 8GB ExtremeIII SDHC card in the USB slot from my VAIO Laptop, spent 1 hour editing with 12 inserts (Vegas8 Pro) and 10 minutes to render and load onto Vimeo.
So big question these days for many of us: why do we have to invest in a $10.000 camera (for webclips productions) while our customers will be and are completely happy with lesser quality, the final results and the bill! Of course I know another answer to this question, but its nice to have, hear and read your opinion about this also!