Standard definition digital video production became affordable for the enthusiasts in the mid-1990s which led to a boom of digital filmmakers entering the field in a more accessible way, but it was limited to enthusiasts as the costs were still astronomical for the mainstream user. Fast forward to today and anyone who owns even a mid-tier smartphone will not only have in-built cameras capable of recording 4K, eight times the resolution of SD, but also the ability to edit, sound-mix and upload straight to the internet for broadcast in 4K, all from the smartphone itself. Steve and Ben discuss the changes in video production capabilities in the past few decades, and how despite all the barriers to high end production to the mainstream user falling away, many content creators are still choosing to splurge on high-end set ups for their podcasts and other productions.

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