"Little People, Big World" shot with HD250s at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > JVC ProHD & MPEG2 Camera Systems > JVC GY-HD Series Camera Systems

JVC GY-HD Series Camera Systems
GY-HD 100 & 200 series ProHD HDV camcorders & decks.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old August 18th, 2008, 05:14 PM   #1
Space Hipster
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 1,593
"Little People, Big World" shot with HD250s

The TLC show "Little People, Big World's" 4th season will be -or is -shot with the JVC HD250, both to tape and hard drive:

News: "Little People, Big World" Shoots In HD With JVC Pro HD Cameras : News & Press Releases

I wonder what settings they're shooting at? What cameras did they use before the 4th season? The article states the video is downconverted to SD for editing, but I could have sworn I've seen this show air on TLC HD. Maybe it was an older show? I really don't follow this program.
If it does air in HD that would make the HD250 100% acquisition for a Discovery Network HD channel - if.
Glen Vandermolen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 18th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #2
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Posts: 3,637
What Discovery says they'll accept and what the production companies use are sometimes two different things. Broadcast Engineers determine those "acceptability" lists, not the producers. I'm not sure where Discovery currently stands on HDV. They used to say it couldn't be the "A" camera, but obviously if your show is compelling enough it is of little importance to them.

They've been using the JVC cameras on Little People Big World since the 3rd season (which started airing fall 2007.)
__________________
Tim Dashwood
Tim Dashwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 19th, 2008, 01:17 AM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Harare Zimbabwe
Posts: 162
Standards

I was unit DoP on a five parter called "Big 5 Challenge" for Animal Planet late last year - airing in the next couple of months. The criteria was pretty strict - 70% had to be full HD (we shot on HD750 Sonys), 30% HDV - we had a mix of Z1 and P2. We had eleven cameras on the shoot, of which 4 were HD750s and the rest HDV. It was a constant issue to ensure that the full HD cameras were getting enough material to make the 70%.

As Tim says, if the content is good, they'll use Hi-8 - or phone camera material. But when they commission a programme, I think the 70 - 30 balance is what they prefer.
Robert Adams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 19th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #4
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Amherst, OH
Posts: 134
Are the High end Avid Edit systems still Discovery's flavor of choice?
__________________
John Sirb
Lake Breeze Video
John Sirb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 19th, 2008, 02:41 PM   #5
Wrangler
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Posts: 3,637
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Sirb View Post
Are the High end Avid Edit systems still Discovery's flavor of choice?
In house... probably. Independent production... they don't care as long as you deliver a DBeta or HDCAM master.
__________________
Tim Dashwood
Tim Dashwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 13th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #6
Space Hipster
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 1,593
Resurrecting an old thread...

I just saw some of the newest "Little People, Big World" tv show, and it's definitely being broadcast in HD, on the TLC HD channel. That makes a program on a Discovery HD channel using the JVC HD200-250 cameras for 100% acquisition. And I thought they wouldn't accept 1/3" chips, 19 mbps HDV cameras for full acquisition.
Glen Vandermolen is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > JVC ProHD & MPEG2 Camera Systems > JVC GY-HD Series Camera Systems

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:59 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network