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Old February 6th, 2009, 11:10 PM   #1
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HPX500 cleared for Discovery HD Silver

I've read this from another forum, from our own Jan Livingston - Discovery HD now accepts the HPX500 for Silver acquisition.
Jan, please elaborate. Details, we want details!
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Old February 12th, 2009, 06:01 AM   #2
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Discovery will release details over the next couple of weeks. As I learn of the posting I will post it here. It really is their work to talk about.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 09:59 PM   #3
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What about the HPX170? I wonder what rating discovery will give it. Anybody know?
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Old February 13th, 2009, 12:20 AM   #4
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The 170 is Bronze as are all 1/3" chip cameras.

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Old February 13th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #5
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So, what do you get with a bronze rating. How much of a single program would Discovery allow to be filmed with a cam like the 170?
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Old February 13th, 2009, 08:52 AM   #6
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I think it has been 15% if I am not mistaken. Not sure if that's changed.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #7
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Something like 15% but also not a continuous duration of more than 30 seconds or a minute or something (ie it must be spread thinly through the programme).
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Old February 13th, 2009, 03:29 PM   #8
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Incidentally, I used an HPX500 briefly, found it a bit soft (less so at 1080) but otherwise a very pleasing look, and nicely handling and working camera too. Massive problem was the viewfinder though which was utter guesswork as to whether something was in focus or not!
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Old February 13th, 2009, 04:20 PM   #9
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Keep in mind, there are several shows on Discovery HD and its satellite networks that are entirely shot with 1/3" cameras. "Deadliest Catch," "Little People, Big World," "Wreakreation Nation" are a few.
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Old February 13th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #10
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What is good for the goose isn't always what is good for the gander or something like that as far as Discovery and its rules for outside vendors not always being applied equally
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Old February 13th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #11
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And to destroy almost 50 silver/gold grade cameras will be out of the question, ie. deadliest catch, sometimes there will also be a safety aspect of using a small ang light cam versus a shouldermounted.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 05:26 PM   #12
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Sounds like you think common sense should prevail but this has not always worked its way into rule books. Also not every network goes by what Discovery finds/says is acceptable. It is notable to people as Discovery has long been known to set standards which others follow.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 01:31 AM   #13
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A slight deviation

Can anybody point me in the direction of these Gold and Silver standard delivery requirements for National Geographic Channel and Discovery HD/Animal Planet?

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Old February 17th, 2009, 09:34 AM   #14
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I'd like to know as well. I have looked on the Discovery Producers Portal but found no list of cameras and what the standards/requirements are.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #15
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The requirements are given to you once Discovery Networks commissions a special or series from you. As far as I know, the information is not on their website.

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