Chapter 10:Cutting DV for a Film Release

For the creative artist, DV is a great democratizer. It enables filmmakers to shoot projects that they might not otherwise afford. Documentary filmmakers can interview hundreds of subjects. Narrative directors can shoot a take as many times as they want. The cost of DV tape is minimal. It almost seems too good to be true. No synching of dailies, no pulldown issues, and no telecine transfers.

Another advantage is the cost of equipment. DV cameras are very inexpensive. Most of the best prosumer cameras are in a price range between $2,500-$4,500. They offer 3-CCD recording, 16-bit sound, and excellent video imagery. Some cameras have interchangeable lenses, matte boxes and an array of filters. One hundred ...

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