SDX-900 vs EX-1 for a documentary.
Posted 02 July 2009 - 01:23 AM
In about a month I have a documentary shoot on a modern artist. The colors in her art are so intense and vibrant I've been worried which camera I should pick. Originally I opted to shoot super 16mm but that was shot down because of budget. Now I'm stuck between shooting the SDX-900 or the EX-1. The final output of the film will be standard definition DVDs and the web. We aren't planning to do any HD output of the final product.
I would love to hear some opinions on whether to downgrade from HD to SD or to go with a SD camera with a greater color space and bit information. What would look better for the final output?
Posted 02 July 2009 - 07:08 AM
Posted 02 July 2009 - 12:08 PM
so it'll end up in the SD color space. I'd think the SDX would give you better results, overall for something like this (though don't get me wrong, I own an EX1 and thoroughly enjoy shooting with her.)
I would agree with you fully I found the difference in panasonic and sony basically to be entirely based on need. If you want color panasonic camera's, I feel, do an excellent job of cramming lots of information into the small space available in SD.
One thing that sold me was while doing color correction for my own film at matchframe, I was able to see a little bit of footage of a Bela Fleck documentary Throw Down Your Heart Movie LINK.
The colorist and myself were both pretty impressed by the color quality and the project was shot on a mini DV with a panasonic DVX 100b.
Sony's I think have a place, but its not so much in color as it is in reality. It captures what I would call "the new york" look well. It's a little more gentle and true in the darks.
One thing I would note, no matter what you shoot with save some money and take advantage of a professional colorist. There a must in a project like this.
Posted 02 July 2009 - 12:25 PM