Posted 07 June 2007 - 09:32 AM
In the end, i want my product to look like something from the Food Network and i dont know what some of the details should be. here is what im guessing so far (that i should use):
24p frame rate
i WAS thinking of doing it as 30i, 16:9...but i dont know if it would be a better quality production.
what do you think?
Posted 07 June 2007 - 09:57 AM
Cooking shows aren't recorded at progressive frame rates (at least not in the UK) so I wouldn't worry too much about hiring a proggressive camcorder if you are trying to mimick the established conventions of the food network. If it must be 16:9 and you don't mind interlaced scans then you might consider the sony DSR 570 WS, the non-proggressive predecessor to the DSR 450 WS. It has time code facilities for multi camera shoots. If budget is of greater concern and your OK shooting 4:3 something like the DSR 250 would do - it has 1/3" CCDs as opposed to the 570's 2/3" CCDs so its kind of a trade of, less money but greater depth of field (considering the nature of the program though that shouldn't really be a problem.)
So in short:
- DSR 570 (16:9, shallower DOF, time code)
- DSR 250 (4:3, greater DOF, less money)
or you could stick with the DVX and shoot 60i if you are editing in an NLE.
Posted 08 June 2007 - 02:49 PM
I might consider shooting it 30p - 4:3....depending one what your final output is.
Posted 10 June 2007 - 11:55 AM
Hire the camera but an sdx will cost a bit more than a sony dsr.
Posted 18 June 2007 - 01:31 PM
I've done several cooking shows in the past and here's what I would suggest. You wrote that you want your product to look like something from the Food Network - is that where you're hoping to have it picked up or will it be shown by a different broadcaster or cablecast?
If the show's been purchased use a better camera, if it hasn't sick with the DVX. The DVX is a fine camera and you'll have money to put into the set and lighting - a very important Food Network consideration. I wouldn't worry too much about the shooting 16:9 or 24P. Last I heard, 16:9 is not not a big consideration for Food Network and most of their shows are 60i shows. If you're looking to shoot something more stylized then go with 24P but you may not have to shoot 16:9. You'll quickly find that the 4:3 frame is more conducive to cooking shows. If you are interested in a more stylized show, you might want to look at Kylie Kwong: heart and soul (Discovery Home). IMHO, it's one of the best looking cooking shows out there. Her earlier shows, I think, are better looking then the later shows or the ones she shoots in China and Hong Kong.
Good luck with your show! Give us an update.
Posted 22 June 2007 - 12:41 AM