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High Definition Cinematography, 3rd Edition by Paul Wheeler

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CHAPTER 37

The Sony HDW F790, F750 and F730 HD Cameras

In the year 2000 Sony transformed the professional camcorder market with the introduction of the HDW F900, later replaced with the F900R, which utilized three 1920 × 1080 pixel chips and recorded on a 1/2-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 35 mm film, as well as starting the television High Definition (HD) revolution.

In 2002 Sony brought out three additional cameras, the HDW F750, F750P and F730; these still used the international HD pixel standard of 1920 × 1080 and the ...

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