Multi camera shoots
In Europe, especially in the UK, big multi camera shoots are not common. There is a small market for performance films, that is taking subjects originally presented on the stage and transferring them to the screen, but it is limited. There are a few rock concerts shot with up to ten cameras but again this is a very small market.
In the USA matters are very different. Traditionally sitcoms have been shot on 35mm, most frequently with a camera having a 3 perforation mechanism as against the traditional four, which as stated elsewhere saves 25 per cent of the stock and processing costs. The market is so significant that Panavision has developed a camera exclusively for this market. It is 3 perf, as one would expect, has 2000 ...