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Old September 7th, 2007, 03:14 AM   #16
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Thats exactly it....time is money and every minute you can cut down on the rendering process is another minute well spent doing something else.

I'd love to be able to shoot DV with this too because the Panasonic HVX can do that also although with tape.

Not many people would be willing to pay extra for HD.

Still getting one though.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 04:40 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Guy Barwood View Post
In theory thats fine, in practice that is usually a lot of wasted time rendering and unless you pre-render everything to SD you will also get a lot less RT performance from having to work with a HD source file even on a SD timeline.

In summary, when you only ever need SD for a project (and the clients arn't paying enough for the extra workload above) why would you want to shoot in HD?
Agreed, however the additional colourspace offered at the down convert stage allows YOU more freedom and flexibility, in addition to having additional material for your HD showreel. I guess I'm looking at the additional benefits (aside from obvious $).
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