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    Any free editing programs than can ingest/export 8k?

    Done with Premiere, Resolve seems to not accept 8k files.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Bai View Post
    Any free editing programs than can ingest/export 8k?

    Done with Premiere, Resolve seems to not accept 8k files.


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    Resolve Studio does, for only $ 299.
    Free version only goes to UHD.
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    It's funny that on the one hand, people have enough of a budget to buy or use a $40,000+ camera that can shoot 8K files... but on the other hand, can't seem to come up with $299 for a program that edit 8K.

    And let's even not talk about pushing 8K files through the process in real-time, monitoring, VFX, or color. That costs a lot more than $299.
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    Thanks Misha.
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    Any free cameras that can shoot 8K? Any free lenses that can cover it? Any free media to record it on?? Any free computers to cut it on??? Any free monitors to view it on (with free proper calibration, of course)????

    I don't know when it became "normal" to expect everything involved in photography or cinematography to be free, but it's a really bad trend. Especially when those who want the free stuff start complaining about not being able to make money with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M Most View Post
    Any free cameras that can shoot 8K? Any free lenses that can cover it? Any free media to record it on?? Any free computers to cut it on??? Any free monitors to view it on (with free proper calibration, of course)????

    I don't know when it became "normal" to expect everything involved in photography or cinematography to be free, but it's a really bad trend. Especially when those who want the free stuff start complaining about not being able to make money with it.
    Exactly. Thanks, Mike.

    The $299 version of Resolve Studio can technically handle 8K, but in truth, the expense of the program is only a fraction of what you're going to need given storage, processing, monitoring, scopes, and other concerns. It's the everything else that will break you.
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    As a developer, I see that it is kind of fun to dedicate many years of total develpment time into something people want for free (no, we're not doing an editor... :) )

    I think that the only truly "free " app you could use is RedCine-X, but as that comes with a 40k camera, the economics in that is kind of obvious :)
    It's probably not my preferred editing platform, though, despite all the wonderful things it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M Most View Post
    Any free cameras that can shoot 8K? Any free lenses that can cover it? Any free media to record it on?? Any free computers to cut it on??? Any free monitors to view it on (with free proper calibration, of course)????

    I don't know when it became "normal" to expect everything involved in photography or cinematography to be free, but it's a really bad trend. Especially when those who want the free stuff start complaining about not being able to make money with it.
    Software is rather peculiar in comparison to all that you list. There are massive communities of open-source tools out there, many are only good enough for tinkering around but there are also lots of professional level options as well. Like Blender for example, and the insane amount of Linux distros. Many companies offer free software tho mostly in the form of entry level versions, which Blackmagic obviously does with Resolve. It's not unreasonable to ask if there are legitimate free software out there that does such and such, like edit 8K. If one does not exist now it will eventually.

    That's not to say you should expect everything to be free or the free stuff to give you everything, that's obviously ridiculous but someone's bound to have thought about making that straw-man argument.
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    George, I don't disagree with you. But I think Mike was commenting on a trend that he readily admits has been going on for awhile now. So Mike's post was more of a gasp and sigh at the repercussions of this trend, one of which is a pretty absurd sense of entitlement. And another being downward pressure on wages.
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