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Old August 19th, 2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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High quality single chipper?

Hi gang,

I am looking for a good single chip camera for video telecine work. Single chip is needed, as it is easier to align. What camera model has everyone had good results with?

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Old August 19th, 2003, 04:34 PM   #2
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What's the best 1 chip cam on the market? A TRV70 and TRV80. However, 2 new cams coming out soon with good specs are Canon's Optura Xi and Sony's PC300. Maybe you can find an older Optura 100MC or Panasonic PV-DV852, though.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 09:10 AM   #3
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Thanks Frank!

I'll keep my eyes open for these cameras. I like the Optura...that'll probably be my first choice.

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Old August 20th, 2003, 12:36 PM   #4
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Why do you say a one-chip camera will be easier to align?

Also, wouldn't you want one of the industrial cameras (the small cubes) so you have a solid metal case and mount? Aligning a telecine chain is a right pain. I'd think the potential mechanical drift in a plastic chassis would be a maintenance problem over time.

Just curious, Brandt.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 05:41 PM   #5
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Mike,

Yeah an industrial c-mt camera would be preferable, but the system is being sold soon, and the buyer wants flexibility in the camera. It will be removed from the mount frequently, so it needs to be easy to setup.

Single chips are easier as they have fewer problems with chromatic aberrations.

Were I to keep the system, I would be installing a 2/3" 3 chip c-mt system directly in front of the film gate, with a rectification lens in between.

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