What camera would be the best option for indie filmmaking? - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony ENG / EFP Shoulder Mounts

Sony ENG / EFP Shoulder Mounts
Sony PDW-F800, PDW-700, PDW-850, PXW-X500 (XDCAM HD) and PMW-400, PMW-320 (XDCAM EX).


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 15th, 2007, 02:14 AM   #16
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire, UK
Posts: 4,957
HDV can produce stunning results. There are certainly big differences in the amount of artifacts produced at 50i and 60i. The lower frame rates 50i, 25p and 24p tend to look cleaner than 60i. Much of the time HDV does a good job, but if you are really serious about producing professional results you have to ask to do want a camera that work well in many circumstances or a camera that works well all the time?

You also need to consider whether you want, or need 720 or 1080? The trend for production is to shoot in 1080. Certainly if you shoot 1080 you can then produce 720 output. Many broadcasters are insisting on 1080 and as more and more 1080 native TV's come on the market do you really want to have your material to be 720?
__________________
Alister Chapman, Film-Maker/Stormchaser http://www.xdcam-user.com/alisters-blog/ My XDCAM site and blog. http://www.hurricane-rig.com
Alister Chapman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 15th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #17
New Boot
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
Posts: 22
"You also need to consider whether you want, or need 720 or 1080? The trend for production is to shoot in 1080. Certainly if you shoot 1080 you can then produce 720 output. Many broadcasters are insisting on 1080 and as more and more 1080 native TV's come on the market do you really want to have your material to be 720?
__________________
Alister Chapman

Thanks Alister, this is very understandable way to clear the ideas about the camera's specs. As well as the low frame rate in the shooting.
In this way, working with hdv, hd or xdcam's mpeg it will demands a specific camera settings for either broadcast or cinema final output.

Octavio Gasca
Octavio Gasca 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 > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony ENG / EFP Shoulder Mounts

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:11 PM.


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