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High Definition Cinematography, 2nd Edition by Paul Wheeler

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The Sony HDW F750P and F730 HD cameras

In the year 2000 Sony transformed the professional camcorder market with the introduction of the HDW F900 which utilized three 1920 × 1080 pixel chips and recorded on a half inch tape in what was another step up for portable video tape recording, and which used a recording format they named HDCAM. This pixel array and recording format quickly became an international norm. This camera was firmly aimed at being able to replace 35mm film.

In 2002 Sony brought out three additional cameras, the HDW F750, F750P and the F730, these still used the international HD pixel standard of 1920 × 1080 and the HDCAM recording format. Whereas the F900 utilized a 12 bit analog to digital converter, the F750/F730 cameras ...

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