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Upgrade to the D800 or pick up dedicated video camcorde...

PerroneFord

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"RE: Upgrade to the D800 or pick up dedicated video camcorder?"

PerroneFord Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2011
Wed 15-Feb-12 03:08 PM

>We usually shoot with the Sony PMW-EX1R XDCAM EX. Its usually
>as a 'B' Camera to the main camera (ARI ALEXA etc).
>
>I don't disagree with anything you've posted ... but I do hope
>that a DSLR on a tripod, or steadycam rig will shoot nice
>video that surpasses the consumer $1500 - $3000 video camera.

Well, I'd suspect it would if for no other reason than the glass. Putting something like a Nanoflash on it should get you reasonably clean plates.

>As a VFX supervisor we shoot HDR environmental reference and
>it'd be great to be able to shoot some nice plates in HD as
>well.

If you've shot DSLR video, your undoubtedly aware at how poor the video has been. The resolution is terrible compared to even a mid-priced camcorder. Is there no way you could be looking at something like a Sony FS100 or something of that ilk?


>Any chance you could list out some specific stuff for me to
>consider when shooting video with this camera ? These sites
>are interesting http://www.rigwheels.com/ and
>http://cinetics.com/.

To be honest, we've mostly shot the 5D on rails (RedRock Micro), on my Fig Rig, or on dolly. We have used a steadicam but the rig was so light, the steadicam springs couldn't cope. It needed another 10 pounds of weight!

Those rigwheels look Fantastic! I jumped out of filmmaking about 18 months ago to get this photography business going. The producer of the last two films just called for a meeting with me this month to plan the next film, so I know I've got something coming up. I need to catch up on all the stuff I've missed. I let my American Cinematographer go during this time period as well so I've been WAY out of the loop.

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