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And boy oh boy WHAT A CAMERA!


Looks like HD-DVD will follow this baby so we should be closer than we think.

http://pro.sony.com.hk/pr20030213c.html


Here you can see the new Star Wars Episode III Movie being shot with this camera...


http://www.starwars.com/episode-ii/n...s20030407.html


The future in technology is INDEED very exciting.


Anybody have an idea what this camera sells for? Haven't seen an MSRP anywhere! Maybe they can price it like the NEC 1000 or the Sharp 10000 that way we could all afford one & start shooting our own flicks in HD!!!
 

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Notice the 4:4:4 RGB outputs? The Red Green & Blue are captured Uncompressed! I believe DVD is 4:2:0 which I think is half of that in compression so we are losing a ton!
 

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Chris,


They shot SW Episode II with a Panavision modified version of the Sony Camera. Nothing really new here.


You can buy one for about $95K. Oh, and that's without any lenses.
 

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4:2:0 is 1/4 the chroma resolution (half the vert., half the horiz.) of 4:4:4. Half of 4:4:4 is 4:2:2 (half the horiz.).


There is a good summary here:

http://www.mir.com/DMG/chroma.html


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Originally posted by Chris Dallas
Notice the 4:4:4 RGB outputs? The Red Green & Blue are captured Uncompressed!
Not so fast. Captured to what? The new Sony HDCAM SR recorder is 440mbs to tape. That means compression at 4:4:4 RGB. The only way to capture this data uncompressed is to disk arrays. Thomson has a similar dilema with the Viper camera. All this data is great provided you have a ECONOMICAL means to store it. There are hundreds of hours of film or "material" created for a major feature. That's gotta sit somewhere and online storage isn't it. Streaming tape while full bandwidth is still a long store/retrieve process at these file sizes.


Yes it can be done on paper and in the lab today. But when it comes down to doing it on the set, well esaier said than done. Lucas loves technology and will do what ever it takes to do it. But most studios and producers are more practical.


Don't worry, there will be full RGB 4:4:4 uncompressed recording solutions that make sense. Just not quite there yet for mainstream use.
 
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