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Film Technology in Post Production, 2nd Edition by Dominic Case

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Deciding the best course for your production.

Post Production Pathways

Film versus Video Production

When comparing the relative costs of shooting on film with shooting on tape, there are many factors to be taken into account. Neither course is invariably less expensive than the other; indeed, cost is only one aspect of the decision to be made.

Choices between the various film formats are discussed later in this book. The tape choices lie between the smaller, more portable formats such as DVCPRO or Digibeta, and the higher quality but less portable 24P HD camera (digital camera).

Image quality

Without any doubt, both 16 mm and 35 mm film are capable of capturing more image information, both in terms of colour depth and image resolution, than ...

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