Hello everyone. My name is Viktor Keene, and this being my first post to this forum, please go easy on any and all naivete presented herein.
I'm a writer looking to shoot some of my own material and I recently purchased a DVX100A off Craigslist for $200. I know it's now a HD world (with 4K right on the horizon) but my research shows lots of well received films have been shot on the DVX100 series. And right now my computer would struggle with editing HD. I'm a writer, so I don't need massive computing power. Hence my computer is a bit behind the times, but for sure fast enough to do some work in SD.
I've googled the heck out of this camera, done lots of reading on other forums and what I'm hearing is if I want to actually do some B/W work with this camera, I shoot should in color and convert to B/W in post. Lots of people are claiming that gives me the most options. And the Panasonic actually will force me to shoot color anyway because while I can control lots of picture settings... there is no B/W setting.
My question is, if I'm NOT ever going to want to present my footage in color, are there some settings in camera that will deliver a better B/W conversion down the line rather than simply shooting a "more normal" picture profile.
With color not at all being a consideration. I would want the cleanest original footage I can get my hands on in camera, right?
Any and all thoughts are welcome.
Edited by Viktor Keene, 09 January 2014 - 04:09 PM.