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Thread: A good camera?
12th October 2005, 23:08 #11
That's all very well in a studio but running an FCP rig on location seems a bit silly
13th October 2005, 00:19 #12Member
Originally Posted by TurboWidget
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- Dec 2004
also there should be a little loss in component-->SDI
btw have you heard them arguing about:
Split screen at low light?
dead pixels in the video?
color aberration? ( i saw some pics on the net of this happening near the edges of the pic and was AWWWFUUL)
thx for the feedback
13th October 2005, 21:00 #13Member
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- Jul 2004
I agree about the FCP rig on location, but frankly anyone who's shooting blue/green screen stuff on location with a DV camcorder deserves the headaches they're creating for themselves.
Choza - as I understand it, the HD output on the HDV camera is a signal prior to it hitting the HDV compression stage. So you get the full 1080 res at (probably) 4:2:2. It's not as good as true HD-CAM imagery, but thats also due to the CCD and lenses found on HDV cameras. But it should be considerably better than the 4:2:0 or 4:1:1 DV delivers.
Another consideration is the value of a perfectly flat lit blue/green screen background. Without seriously professional lighting kits, it's really tough to get a consistant background to pull your key from. An option might be to look at some of the "holoring" type of products out there. Basically it's a blue/green light emitting ring that fits round the lens and your talent/actor stands in front of a reflective material which bounces the light back to the camera. I've seen some of these in action at shows like IBC and the results are pretty good. (It all depends on much the little lady is prepared to let you spend)