heres what i need:
i need to know what you would buy if you needed to go on ebay and buy a tube or early ccd rig today to shoot some interviews. cheap and i mean cheap! it needs to handle black and white too. i need to know what camera and what deck or laptop rig i could use for capture and can i copy it straight to my tower for use in adobe.
heres why im asking:
i am working on two small docu style films and i am REALLY liking the idea of using a broadcast grade video system to eliminate the costs associated with the interview segments. these are both self funded and i was going to do moderately close-in inteviews (shoulder and head) on 8mm 7266 7285 as i thought the grain would be interesting and off set the mundane of the stationary close-ups needed to make 8mm useable. again this is a production cost issue. im relatively new to shooting interviews and when the subject rambles on till the mag empties my wallet has a real issue with that.
SO>>>> i looked at some tape of the 3 tube saticon and 1ccd and 3ccd systems. so... the three tube stuff looks pretty nice. as long as most of the frame was near key. once your a couple of stops out your effed i know. the highlight tracer effect is no biggie as it will probably be always stationary. i think i can stage my shots and be ok. i have a hi8 camera somewhere but i think i would like to have an iris and a shutter speed / angle setting i can use to control my key exposure. plus according to what ive read the jvc ky and panasonic wv 3 tube and 1ccd cameras are capturing close to 600lines. that sounds better than what my residential hi8 did as i remember.
tell me what your thinking. if the idea absolutely sucks tell me that too. ill stick to 8mm film.
thanks a million in advance!!!
Edited by steve waschka, 20 December 2011 - 11:16 AM.