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Old July 11th, 2016, 05:34 AM   #46
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Re: What camcorder would you buy?

IPhones do get used as backups or major news materiel caught at the time by a member of the public. They do get used by web sites, however, they do have disadvantages such as variable frame rates which make this less than ideal for post. If you're planning to shoot broadcast news professionally as a cameraperson, or videojournalist you need to use camera that meets the appropriate Tier 2J , which are less demanding than for Teir2L, although the latter can be preferred.


Tier 2 Journalism cameras are fundamentally the same as Tier2L however there is a relaxation of
some of the criteria to take account of the balance between speed to air and quality that News
programmes may have to make."

You don't need to buy a new camera, a suitable used camera, in good condition, will meet the requirements for news.

So. if a major news event happens around you and you capture some unique footage, the broadcasters will be interested in your phone footage.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 05:44 AM   #47
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Re: What camcorder would you buy?

Thanks, for clarifying that Brian. I have no vested interest in using an iPhone in this context, just thought it interesting.
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