Mixing 720/1080p at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds
Sony PMW-300, PXW-X200, PXW-X180 (back to EX3 & EX1) recording to SxS flash memory.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 9th, 2009, 12:33 AM   #1
Regular Crew
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 70
Mixing 720/1080p

I've read a bunch of discussion about downconverting to dvd, but lost when it comes to mixing 720/1080p for bluray. I've been shooting some weddings and do overcranking off snd on. The remainder I just continue to shoot at 720p to stay in one format. Should I shoot all the rest 1080 and just uprez the 720 to 1080 when burning a bluray? Has anyone done this? I haven't burned one yet and feel like I'm missing out on the full potential of the camera all the time. I'm also concerned about burning a standard dvd since the bbc said to shoot in 720 for dvd output... Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
Dylan Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2009, 01:30 AM   #2
Major Player
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Posts: 234
The first thing I shot with a Panasonic HVX200 was a short film. Because we were to shoot one or two quick clips/ scenes in slow motion I shot the whole movie in 720/24p mode. I regret this now because we never actually did shoot those scenes and the whole movie could've gained about 20% more resolution (and no change in data space because I wasn't shooting native.)

Moral of the story? Shoot everything in 1080/24p. Shoot your slow motion stuff in 720p and uprez. I can definitely tell the difference between 1080 and 720p on my 57" TV. 720p on most TVs 46" and smaller it won't make a bit of a difference.
Adam Reuter is offline   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

Omega Broadcast
(512) 251-7778
Austin, TX

(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

(800) 238-8480
Glendale, 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 XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:00 AM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2015 The Digital Video Information Network