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Digital Bolex – Dreaming Big

Digital BolexA new kickstarter.com project for a Digital Bolex camera is trending fast (almost 3x their $100 minimum in a couple of days! In fact, their initial product run on 100 cameras is sold out.

The question is…

Can a camera promising 2K film-look video for $3,000 be the answer to your dreams or is it too good to be true?

Right now there’s no easy way to know. And, as their initial run is sold out you’ll have to wait until they release more to the market to get your hands on one. The initial footage doesn’t make me excited but it is a prototype and the footage wasn’t shot by a top shooter.

So, I wondered, what do the experts have to say about this?

Here are links to Philip Bloom and Stu Maschwitz – both top shooters who know their way around professional cameras. Interestingly, both of these guys stand on opposite sides of the issue.

Philip has put his money where his mouth is - http://philipbloom.net/2012/03/13/digitalbolex/

Stu has some tough questions and lots of skepticism - http://prolost.com/blog/2012/3/13/digital-bolex.html

I tend to go more with Stu – there’s a lot more to getting a working product out the door than having a good idea and money.  And I celebrate Digital Bolex’s entrepreneuring spirit – here’s to their continued success!

Here’s a link to an update from Stu – he talked at length with the camera makers and still has reservations. He knows about waiting on promised high end cameras and the real world.

http://prolost.com/blog/2012/3/15/the-passion-of-the-bolex.html

What do you think? Are you interested in a camera like this?

How would it change your production workflow?

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