HPX500 SD Finish
Posted 24 February 2009 - 11:25 PM
I'm currently exploring my options for a documentary short I'm producing. So far, the HPX-500 I feel is the camera that makes the most sense for my project with the deals I'm being offered. I don't quite totally trust the 500 to deliver the goods for an HD finish, so I'm thinking about going for a very clean SD finish. Anyway, I sort of have my mind set on a SD finish since all my other camera options are SD.
Has anyone tested the difference of shooting DVCPro 50 and finishing SD versus shooting DVCProHD and downconverting in post to finish SD.
I will most likely be editing on Final Cut Pro and I'd like to keep post as simple as possible. A trip through After Effects is out of my motivational gamut...
File size is a non-issue if you're thinking about it.
Otherwise, I was offered interesting deals for the Digibeta DVW-700WS which I've shot with already (and which I really like), the DVCAM Sony DSR-570, but I'd like to go with 4:2:2 colour space to allow myself some room for colour correction. Finally the Sony EX1 could be an option but I'd like to stay 2/3". I'm very open to suggestions.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Posted 25 February 2009 - 02:49 AM
I always try to acquire the biggest picture size I can afford (1080 / 2k / 4k) and down convert as needed.
I would definitely not shoot SD, particularly as you say that file size is not a problem. The last time I did it I realized I shot myself in the foot, as SD is on its way out and HD will generally archive better / be a better format for future playback.
Edited by Saul Rodgar, 25 February 2009 - 02:51 AM.
Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:23 AM