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#1 Timothy David Orme

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 12:43 PM

I'm looking at shooting a short film on a Varicam this summer, and I wanted to see how big of an external hard drive I'm going to get. How big of a file does the Varicam create?

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#2 Seth Melnick

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 12:46 PM

Varicam does not shot to files - it only shoots to tape
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#3 Timothy David Orme

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 12:53 PM

Varicam does not shot to files - it only shoots to tape


Right, but once the footage is captured onto a hard drive, is what I'm meaning.
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 12:56 PM

The Varicam records DVCPRO HD, which is 100 Mbps (compressed 8-bit / 4:2:2 YCbCr / 960 x 720 / 59.94P).

Once you extract 24P from 60P, it becomes 40 Mbps.
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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 12:58 PM

IIRC last time i sat and caprutes DVCPROHD100 it was around 1 g/b per minute of footage, though I could be wrong. (DV is 25MPS and it's about 1 g/b per 4.5min so 4X that would be around 1gb/min)
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#6 Michael Nash

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 04:57 PM

http://www.cinematog...mp;hl=dvcpro hd
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