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Are DSLR's still being used for broadcast?


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#1 Lydia Sludden

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:11 AM

To all directors, DOP's and industry professionals, I am taking out a study on DSLR's and would like to know:

In your opinion and experience are DSLR cameras still being used for TV broadcast production?
(Purely TV not for online content) Are you choosing to use them and why/why not?

And if possible please include your job role/company in your answer.
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#2 CalebJR

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:12 PM

I have been using the canon dslrs for broadcast television. Strictly for local commercials. We mainly use them because they are quick easy to set up can use multiple cameras at once all on a low budget. They give a nice shallow DOF something missing in a lot of local commercials in my area. Our footage continues to stand out and our clients love us because we aren't renting any equipment out. We mainly use the new 5D Mark iii, but have used all of the video equipped canon dslr's and have recently used the panasonic gh2. I see us upgrading to the new Black Magic Cinema Camera, but for now the 5D's are here to stay!
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#3 Nicolas Gomez

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:17 PM

Agree! We shoot lots of DSLR stuff around here and it works perfectly well. Here to stay!

http://www.elsotano.com.co/videos.php
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#4 Zachary J Esters

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 01:45 AM

Hi Lydia!

Why yes, yes they are! Actually you'd be surprised that some popular episodics aired on television use D-SLRs as well, but they are highly popular for use in the realm of Television Advertisements.


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