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High Definition Cinematography, 3rd Edition by Paul Wheeler

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CHAPTER 22

Shipping

22.1 It’s Not ENG!

Although High Definition (HD) cameras tend to look a little like the earlier generation of Electronic News Gathering (ENG) cameras they are very different and have to be treated accordingly. For instance, the Sony HDW F900 is virtually the same size as, and has all the switches in the same place as, the generation of Digi Beta cameras that preceded it, namely the DVW 790. The HDW F900 has even been described, by my good friend Peter Swarbrick, as a Digi Beta on steroids – an excellent comparison, if a little unscientific!

More recent cameras such as the Sony 750P, 730 and 900R are, amazingly, slightly smaller and a little lighter than the original Digi Beta.

With any HD camera we are dealing with a camera ...

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