High Noon for High Def
If you haven’t heard about this event, you should check out this video, and stayed tuned for the exciting results…
This event, the Camera Assessment Series, “the shoot out”, was a chance for the ASC and it’s members, and really all of us in the industry, to put various, next generation HD cameras side by side, to see what all of these flavors of HD/4K have to offer. This is the first, truly industry sponsored chance to see the advantages and disadvantages of these cameras and thier post production work flow.
We here at Studio B are anxiously awaiting the results of this test, as two cameras in our inventory were part of this test- The RED ONE and the new Panasonic VARICAM 3700.
I have a good feeling that the 3700 and the RED ONE, both, will stand up next to these other high end cameras. I believe that these two cameras have something to offer our filmmaking community and industry, besides smaller budgets. I think these cameras look great and are relatively easy to use, both in the field and in the edit room, especially in comparison to some of these other cameras. The 3700 can shoot- stand alone- untethered from any external recording device and then the P2 workflow is slick these days. The Red is very similar, perhaps a bit more difficult to navigate and manipulate, but also eleminates a lot of the combursome set ups of cameras, like the Viper or the D21.
At any rate, all of these cameras have their strong points and thier applications. They all have the project that is right for them.
We, here at Studio B, are simply pleased to offer at least two of these HIGH END cameras when you shoot with us, or if you are needing that next level rental! Stay tuned for the results of this test and more comments as Studio B gets deeper into this realm of next gen’ HD…