People are saying that the Blackmagic 12K URSA Mini Pro will create a move further away from 35mm film cameras to all new digital movie cameras. Could this be the end of cinema quality and Imax? Personally I think it is after watching this video: https://youtu.be/68ybN36UwjM
It really is a matter of when not if future movies will all be shot in digital cinema cameras instead of film.
You have Arri, which believe in the idea of (better pixels) not necessarily more. Probably inherited from when we saw 35mm movies projected from celluloid that didn’t deliver more than Max 800-1000 lines of detail information, still magical. Most down around 600-700 lines actually. The smoothness was magical for many years, even after digital starwars that was supposed to change the whole industry over the night with its 1000+ lines IQ.
The 70mm celluloid (IMAX) is claimed to be as high as 16k of information by Nolan himself after Dunkirk. But 70mm-film is a niche product in modern time, not used by many. It that case. It would be interesting to do a comparison:
70mm IMAX vs URSA-12K vs ALEXA 65mm… “Brut film K’s” vs “Modern sharp K’s” vs “K’s don’t matter that much” That would put Nolan’s statement to the test and show us if these 12K’s matter at all.