2.1 What does HD look like?
Before I go any further I must admit to a bias; with my Director of Photography hat firmly in place, I just love the images created by the HDW F900, particularly when that camera is fronted with Panavision lenses. The images are very sharp with a long tonal range, and the colours are lifelike and true. Whether seen on a monitor or digitally projected there is no dirt on the picture, no scratching and no picture instability such as weave of unsteadiness. If the final product is to be shown from a film print then all the possibilities of print imperfections return, of course.
To be starting with such a high technical standard is a joy for the Director of Photography (DoP) for, if one feels the image ...