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Old May 31st, 2007, 01:56 PM   #1
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Sony HDW-700A OR 350

I have worked with the 350 and I really liked it alot but the production company wants to switch to the 700. Can anyone help me sell the 350 to the company.

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Old May 31st, 2007, 02:06 PM   #2
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The 350 is a much more flexible camera. Either the company in question cares about that, or they don't.

If all they perceive ever doing is 60i, then the 350 is going to be impossible to sell, because the 700 is not much more these days.
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Old May 31st, 2007, 04:00 PM   #3
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I havent worked with a 700 but have worked with the tape medium for many years. I am unaware of the type production you do or workflow but if time is an issue from Pre through Post Production that is the avenue I have noticed that is a huge selling point for the 350 XDHD cam. I did some calculations between tape and tapeless workflow concerning our style of workflow and with tapeless we could get 3 years of work done in the time it takes us to get 1 year of tape medium work done, time is money in some workflows. hope this helps good luck
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Old June 18th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #4
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all the directors and DPs who's used our F350, directly fell in love with its quality and ease of use.

Once a person experienced the XDCAMHD tapeless workflow, he'll never want to go back to tape.

Show them the thumbnail view, and how fast n easy to choose n playback a clip. Any director would prefer it right away.

Pick a slomo / fast motion footage in the thumbnail view, n playback rightaway. Any producer/director will say WOW.

Show them a printout of the cliplist with thumbnails from PD-Z1 software. They will WOW a second time.

Show them fast importing the MPEG4 proxies into your laptop's NLE software. Third time WOW.

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Old June 19th, 2007, 07:07 AM   #5
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I have worked with the 350 and I really liked it alot but the production company wants to switch to the 700. Can anyone help me sell the 350 to the company.

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To me, the 700A is pretty much just a door stop. It sure outputs a good images, but it's heavy, power hungry (44W?), only does 1080i and is quite slow. Other than these, HDCAM operation costs (camera + decks) are very high and the workflow is well... basic. Who wants one?

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