Thursday, December 11, 2008

Camera tests for VJs at some point? Thanks Cliff

Blogger bluprojekt said...

Hi David - Check out the Zacuto's Great Camera Shootout '08 video - a very eye opening video on the differences in image quality and round table discussion on what determines the equipment to be used - thought you might appreciate the video given the nature of the title of this blog posting.


Cliff Etzel - Solo Video Journalist
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8:54 PM GMT

Blogger David of said...

Cliff that's an awesome find. Whilst I agree with their assertion about the test being for film and doc makers, I'd say it's going to be of huge interest to VJs looking at long format.

The A1 holds steady for its price and range coupled with a lexus lens adapter.

But as VJ matures, and the audience becomes more discerning watch for the winners.

Reasonaby sized cameras that allow for DOF ( depth of fields), richer saturated colour palettes.

The response I got from Asif Kapedia was equally interesting.

I can see issues ahead for VJism, where a film scores high online and wants to make it to a bigger screen, so yes your find, this video, flags up a very important debate.

2:06 PM GMT


bluprojekt said...

The interesting thing pointed out when the discussion came around to shooting in remote locations was the fact that the Canon was the only camera still shooting tape - ie; there didn't need to be additional computers packed to handle the ingest of content acquired to P2, CF, etc.

Those that say tape is dead haven't taken this into consideration for shooting in remote locations.

I'm still not convinced though that cameras like the SONY HC7/HC9, A1U, Canon HV20/30, etc. aren't viable acquisition tools for medium to long form projects destined for the web.

Cliff Etzel - Solo Video Journalist
bluprojekt | solo video journalist blog

David of said...

yeah I think it'll be a few years before it becomes universal ie tapeless.

I think the cameras you mentioned hold up well so far, but as we push greater broadband speeds and larger screen sizes the aesthetic will matter.

You still get away with something decent, but the problem is when a distributor comes alomg asking for you doc for cinema/cafe/ digital forums release.

You'll note the artefacting then