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Old May 19th, 2004, 08:23 AM   #1
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Who's making money with their HD10 or HD1?

I know that's a "loaded" question, but I'm just now starting to make money, nearly a year after I bought it. And it's mostly in the DV mode, believe it or not. I did one thing in SD, but I have to convert it now to DV.

I'm hoping to shoot in HD and make money that way soon. I feel like my friends who use the DVX100A in 60i mode to make a living, then do their films in 24p.

Let us know if you're profiting!

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Old May 19th, 2004, 09:29 AM   #2
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I haven't made a nickel yet on HD, but customers are slowly gaining interest. Hoping to sell them on the idea of an HD Training video.

My biggest customer is a Fortune 50 Aerospace company that has dozens and dozens of beautiful Pioneer HD Plasma displays that do ridiculusly stupid things - like display powerpoint slides all day!!

The funniest one is located in one departments waiting area - it spends its days cycling through a 15 slide powerpoint presentation that's done mostly in BLACK AND WHITE!! I think it's about 55" Pioneer Plasma HD Display that probably cost $12,000, but is living it's life displaying a single crappy powerpoint presentation.

Silly huh?
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Old May 19th, 2004, 09:52 AM   #3
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Bill, is that company Pratt and Whitney?

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Old May 19th, 2004, 12:25 PM   #4
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You must live near west palm beach Heath!
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Old May 19th, 2004, 12:28 PM   #5
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Si, senor! My close friend's Dad worked at the one in Palm Beach County, and decided to move up there.

Have you done, or will be doing, HDV stuff for them yet?

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Old May 19th, 2004, 12:33 PM   #6
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I'm not sure if they will buy into it really soon, but I have pitched it to a few people. I think the only way to get my foot in the door to produce 'Corpoate HDV' would be to do something on spec first. I'll keep you posted.
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Old May 19th, 2004, 12:56 PM   #7
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Good idea. yeah, keep us up to date!

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Old May 19th, 2004, 01:23 PM   #8
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Not on my HD1, but I've gotten several inquiries for some more 'risque' work. ;-)

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Old May 19th, 2004, 01:35 PM   #9
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Do you think there is a market for High Definition Porno Movies?
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Old May 19th, 2004, 02:15 PM   #10
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Before we go further, maybe we should consider not talking about producing porn.

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Old May 19th, 2004, 02:19 PM   #11
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nuff said - agreed
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Old May 19th, 2004, 02:35 PM   #12
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This is a great topic, probably should be discussed way more on here....making money.

I am trying to start a "Weddings, Events, Original Television and Films" company right now. My specialty will be HDV (but, I will market as HD) productions.

Just a thought, but I'd really like to see a forum (or at least a new thread) on "Making a Living". There are so many things we could all share regarding making money...like marketing tips, etc.

I've always made money at television stations (sounds like Heath and I have similar backgrounds). Now I'm trying to go out on my own, and it's difficult...I'm in major debt!

Here is one of my ideas for making $$$ with HDV - I want to shoot weddings and burn DVD's. The next thing I want to do is figure out how to make HD DVD's. Anyone have the latest on that?

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Old May 19th, 2004, 03:00 PM   #13
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True HD DVDs are a little ways off, still.

You can market an HD wedding and get more money.

Debt sucks, but when it's expenses like gear and such, you can write it off.

I left TV news nearly 2 months ago and haven't looked back!

I'll submit your request!

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Old May 19th, 2004, 03:05 PM   #14
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You could create Windows Media 9 HD and include one of the $199.00 Bravo D1 HD DVD players in the package. Then deliver both SD and HD to customer. DVDs are cheap enough these days that you could deliver a whole package that can be mailed to the guests.

You would have profit centers in Production, selling the HD Media/Player packed, and you could add in another profit center for fufillment (mailing the DVD's to all the guest - maybe with an invitation for a screening of the HD version at the brides house!)

How does that idea sound?
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Old May 19th, 2004, 03:06 PM   #15
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That's cool, but remember, most people aren't buying Windows Media 9-readable DVD players. Are they even out yet.

Otherwise, GREAT ideas!

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