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Better Location Shooting by Paul Martingell

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Chapter 1

Location Filming Equipment

The choice of equipment available today for location filming is simply huge, ranging from small prosumer units capable of HDV (high definition video) and AVCHD (advanced codec high definition, capable of storing full HD, and 1920 × 1080 resolution onto memory cards and hard disk drives). Then through to SONY’s DigiBetacams, XDCAM with its HD resolution and hard disk storage, Panasonic P2, up to top ranging HDCAM-SR cameras with 14-bit multiframe rate and either 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 output rates. Whether you are in the market to purchase a kit or are hiring on a regular basis, you can spend many, many hours looking at different cameras and audio gear and then comparing specifications, prices, weights, etc. Reaching ...

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