Panasonic DVX100/A/E Film blowups? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic DVX / DVC Assistant

Panasonic DVX / DVC Assistant
The 4K DVX200 plus previous Panasonic Pro Line cams: DVX100A, DVC60, DVC30.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 24th, 2004, 10:23 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 612
Panasonic DVX100/A/E Film blowups?

Hi, has anybody made any successful blowups to film with the DVX100? I'm wondering as I'm considering a DVX100A or AJ-SDX900 for my next camera (Varicam is just a little out of my reach ^_^). I hear 24p is supposed to help out blowups but I've not heard a single thing about someone actually doing a DVX blowup to film yet. Also, is there a "resolution loss" when using 24p ala Canon's Frame mode? What would be a good resolution for film blowup anyway and how much would frame mode/24p affect the blowup (besides obvious issues like grain and pixellation during fast scenes)? Sony PD170 got enough? What about the DVX and AJ-SDX900?
__________________
"Babs Do or Babs Do not, there is no try." - Zack Birlew
www.BabsDoProductions.com
Zack Birlew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2004, 10:06 PM   #2
Barry Wan Kenobi
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,863
I've blown it up to 35mm, and am supposed to screen it on Tuesday (hopefully the screening will come through).

24P gives you a resolution INCREASE, instead of the "frame mode" resolution DECREASE of the XL1. In progressive mode the DVX can use thin line detail, which bypasses the interlace vertical blur filter built into all interlaced cameras. The result is that you end up with a full 480 lines of resolution, vs. the 360-line max possible on an interlaced camera (and 320 lines in "frame mode").

24P should deliver a sharper image on a film transfer. 60i cameras like the PD170 have to have their 60i footage converted to 24 frames, and the process involves blending fields together, which lowers resolution. The DVX copies its frames frame-for-frame to film. And those frames are higher-res than any interlaced 60i camera. So it should be the best film-transfer camera.
Barry Green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2004, 11:59 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 612
Thanks! This has helped me greatly in my camera choice! DVX100A or AJ-SDX900 it is! >=)
__________________
"Babs Do or Babs Do not, there is no try." - Zack Birlew
www.BabsDoProductions.com
Zack Birlew 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 > Panasonic P2HD / AVCCAM / AVCHD / DV Camera Systems > Panasonic DVX / DVC Assistant

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:22 PM.


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