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Old April 20th, 2008, 03:33 PM   #16
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One of the best pieces of advice i e er had was from this list!!!!!

"Don't buy until you actually need it!!"

My wife gave me the next one and it is dead on too!!


"there will always be DEALS!!!"

I use a gl2 and an xl2. I show on a 54 inch plasma, I have had no one ever say the images were not good!!

As a freiend said once, "How much dirt do you want to see!"

will I go hd? when I really need to. Right now of the last 6 jobs I have done, 3 weddings and three others, NOt one person wanted HD.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 01:41 AM   #17
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You say that of the last 6 jobs you have done, 3 weddings and three others, not one person wanted HD. Well did you ask them up front if they'd like it in HD Dale? I guess not - in the same way as I avoid the question because I can't as yet burn to BluRay.

But customers generally assume your film will be 16:9 and in colour and arrive on DVD and so on, and they shouldn't have to have the knowledge to specify these basic requirements.

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Old April 21st, 2008, 08:54 AM   #18
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It's not so much that the customer has to ask, it's does the customer want to spend the money? Obviously HD is going to cost more then SD. There are still budget weddings out there, and this market will be around for a long time for SD. If someone were tech savvy enough to own a 54" plasma with a Blu-Ray player, then they should have the understanding to ask if someone caring a video camera is shooting in HD.

Also, most HD televisions and Blu-ray players upscan the video into 720 anyway, so they are looking at a pseudo-HD image.

I would be more worried about budget, and ability of the videographer before I ask "is this in HD?"
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Old April 21st, 2008, 06:32 PM   #19
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I dout that more than 35% of the consumer market has gone to Hd or bluray at this point. SD should be around for aleast 5-6 years and by that time the need for HD will be more in demand and a SD camera bought today will be nearing it's life cycle anyway.

The price for HD equipment should more affordable at that time plus all the bugs should be worked out by then. Its a fine line right now between SD and HD on what you want to spend and what the consumer is able to view.

Both sides of the debate are valid but for some smaller video providers the cost to produce the final product must be considered. I have talked with some SD camera operators and yes the picture is pretty darn amazing on HDTV.

I myself will be looking to buy a new camera but I'm on the fence as to go SD or HD. Like I said both points are valid you just need to weigh all the choices and make that decision on what works for you.
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