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#1 Christopher Joyce

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:15 AM

I'm about to go out and shoot a documentary (I'm a student). We have a Sony HDV-1 at our disposal. The doc may end up on TV. should I shoot in DV or HDV? I asked the lecturers who didn't seem to care/know to much. I know you have to import HDV to the offline computers at full quality and that its a pain in the ass. but i want the best quality I can get with these cameras even if it means going behind the lecturers backs.

HDV or DV? is there really a noticable difference?
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#2 Scott Brown

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:15 PM

100% go for HDV.

Personally I think this looks better down-converted than shooting DV (don't use the camera's down-convert - digitise, cut your show in HDV and then software down convert within FCP or whatever app your cutting with) + you have the option to pan and scan your down-converted images which can be a life saver if you've screwed up your framing on some shots.

I'd also opt to shoot progressive.

Hope, this helps.

Good luck with your shoot.

Best wishes

Scott
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#3 Christopher Joyce

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 04:53 PM

It does indeed, unfortunatly we went out today shooting G/Vs in DV. Thanks again....! finally a straight answer!
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