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#1 Groenen Yves

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:43 AM

hello everyone,

I"m going to shoot a portrait about a jazzsinger. It's going to be a intimate, emotional portrait . My goal is to have a kind of soft (film)look. I think both camera's are good enough but there's a difference in renting price. The PDW is 80 bucks cheaper and I'm fully paying the project myself. Now for me this difference in pricing is already a considerable amount of money. My question is is the digibeta worth it's extra dollars? Or is the PDW the way to go here?

Many thanx in advance
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#2 Michael Nash

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 01:39 PM

What about post? Do any digibeta cameras have firewire output, and if so, can your edit system handle the codec? You'll have deck rental and tape stock as well. If $80 is the make-or-break point for you, then you really need to look at the entire budget first.
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