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High Definition Cinematography, 2nd Edition by Paul Wheeler

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9

Different shooting requirements

9.1  General considerations

Apart from cost considerations, the greatest influence on your decision as to whether to shoot High Definition (HD), and how you decide which of the eight available frame rates to use, will be the type of production you are on. Anything with a likelihood of reaching the cinema screen should be shot at 24P or in Europe, possibly for very-low budget productions, at 25P, as this may prove a little cheaper in camera equipment costs and the hire of the editing suite. Already we are seeing differences between the US and Europe, and these differences are not just technical, the type of programs and films made either side of the Atlantic can be very different. Therefore, I will treat these ...

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