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#1 Lano Chavez

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:29 PM

Hello Everyone,

I am a newbie in the commercial world. I usually shoot a lot of music videos, and produce straight to Web videos. I may be shooting a commercial in the near future for french television, Biggest Client yet! The delivery to a client, must be suitable for HD television. I know the Director won't go for film.

So my questions are:

HDCAM-SR VS. Panasonic DVC PRO HD

Can the HDSLRs (5DM2) hold up outside the web?

Also, Filming in South Africa, might have South African or French Editors.

Any Advice would be most Appreciated.

Cheers,

Lano

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#2 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:41 PM

They're all perfectly suitable for TV. Just depends on what "look" they want. We're all familiar with the 5D/7D look that's prominent on the telly nowadays.

Also, your font is incredibly hard to read :)
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#3 Lano Chavez

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 11:06 PM

Thanks Jonathan.

My first time posting, I guess I got carried away with the font!

I will post more as I find out more about the job! let you all know how it turns out.
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#4 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 02:23 AM

HDCam SR is the industry standard for tape based acquisition. It can be used as 4:2:2, or as dual link 4:4:4 1080p. DVC Pro HD is a now slightly obsolete format, which has been largely superseded by Panasonic's AVC Intra codec. Canon 5D's are line skipped, sub 1080p pictures compressed using h.264. The pictures look nice due to the shallow DoF characteristics of the chip, but technically they are perhaps the worst of the three formats you mentioned.
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