Cameras in general

Since Sony introduced their HDW F900 camera and its HDCAM recording format in the year 2000 much has changed, but much has stayed the same. The HDCAM recording format is still very much favored as an international exchange format, particularly in the television arena, and Sony have introduced HDCAM-SR as a format capable of supporting an even higher image quality and, at the top end, this has become the preferred exchange format. So, in a sense, what we record our pictures on, particularly when those pictures enter postproduction, has become nearly as important as the camera we use.

The HD ground was broken with cameras, in the main, using three 2/3-inch chips with each chip dedicated to a single color, either Red, Green ...

Get High Definition Cinematography, 2nd Edition now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.