Making Your Movie – Pre-production – Cameras
Graham Trelfer (Level 4) ~ 6/19/2012 8:17 AM
What do you have access to? mobile phones are great now. DSLR's are getting popular due to their filmic look. I use the Sony EX3, but looking to upgrade to Red's Scarlett. There is no point having a great camera if you don't know how to use it.
Pia Cook (Level 5) ~ 6/19/2012 1:40 PM
I have a Panasonic HVX200. It works fine and I'm happy with it. A little tough in low light, but in the hands of someone who knows how to use it, it's great.
I got really excited when I found out we could shoot my pirate short on a RED camera, but I was highly discouraged by several filmmakers to stay away from that camera for this short. It's a great camera, but there are definitely issues with it in post. I did some research online as well and sure enough, my friends were right. I was told that unless I had a proper team and a post-house that could handle the workload, I'd be better off with my Panasonic.
My local friends are shooting on DSLRs, but all sound has to be recorded separately. My hvx200 handles the sound great. I can use a shotgun mic, an omnidirectional and the inboard mic all at once.
MJ Hermanny (Level 5) ~ 6/30/2012 10:37 AM
Sony pd175 or Sony Z1
Can anyone tell me about these cameras? They're what's available to me on campus at the mo and I'm just wondering what experience any of you might have had with them?
Margaret Ricke (Level 5) ~ 7/2/2012 11:16 AM
What are the issues with Red cameras in post? Are the same issues true for the Red Scarlet?
Margaret Ricke (Level 5) ~ 7/2/2012 11:28 AM
Doh! Googled it.