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Jack Foreman

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  1. Camcorder: PXW-X70 Computer: Macbook Pro OS X Lion (2011) (includes firewire & usb outputs & SD slot) Editing software: FCPX External hard drive: ??? I want to get the highest possible picture & sound quality from my PXW-X70, to do this I need to shoot using the following formats: Video: XAVC Long GOP 422 10-bit 50Mbps (1920x1080) at 60p Audio: XAVC QFHD : Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz I know nothing about external hard drives. How do I avoid loss in sound & picture quality? Because I don't know much about this, I don't know whether a) the hard drive itself is what matters, b) the transfer method (firewire vs. usb vs something else), c) the method of moving data back & forth between hard drives, or d) all of the above. Any feedback would be helpful
  2. The main up-side to the DSLR is that it is small & light & so any paraphernalia (steady cam, jib, slider etc.) designed for DSLRs will be a lot cheaper than for bigger heavier camcorders. The JVC GY-LS300 seems like a pretty small, light camcorder. Is it small & light enough for cheap equipment usually reserved for DSLRs?
  3. It's a camcorder with 4K capabilities, but I don't really care about 4K. I just want a camcorder that can do 10-bit, 4:2:2 sampling & is HD. I've been trying to find out whether the LS300 can output 10-bit video (through either the SDI or HDMI via external recorder), but have been unable to find anything concrete on the matter. Some say it can't, but I don't know if they mean it can't output 4K at 10-bit, or whether it can't even do it with HD. In the comments' section on the LS300's trailer video 'Heist', the creator of the video says it can indeed output 10-bit HD video via external recorder: (It is in a reply to someone called Sammy S, & again hinted at in a reply to Michael Lafuente).This is the only source I could find that claimed this. I just want to find a second one. Additionally, if it can, what would be the best external recorder for the job?
  4. I didn't understand a lot of that, but thanks. But if the frame rate is the main thing, how come The Hobbit (which was shot using a frame rate almost as high as traditional video) still looks far more film-like than video-like?
  5. What is the difference between a traditional digital camcorder that looks like actual video made for multi cam productions like soap operas, & camcorders like Arri Alexa that look as much like film as digital technology can manage? Is it the frame rate? Depth of field? Shutter speed? Resolution? Something ridiculously complicated? What is it about these cameras that makes the footage look that different from one another? Additionally, what is the official wordage to differentiate between these 2 types of digital camera? The film-mimicking one has a large possibility of names (like ‘film-style digital motion picture camcorder’), but what about the one that produces traditional video footage?
  6. Thanks, but how did you come by the information? According to my own research EMI 2001s stopped being used in 1991 - that's some time ago now.
  7. I can find tons of information on the kinds of cameras I dislike (film-style digital cameras) but none on the kind of cameras I do like. I would like to know what the names are of the types of cameras that have the traditional video look, like the news, Eastenders & other soap operas (Professional cameras used on British television). I do not care about any digital cameras that are trying to look like film. Is there a 1 word difference between these types & the types trying their best to look like film? This is probably the opposite of what people usually ask. They usually want to steer as clear as they can from the video look, but I'm the opposite. I dislike the film-look, always have.
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