PD-150 for Broadcast video? What final path?
by Erik on Aug 18, 2001 at 4:25:40 am
Hi all, I am going to shoot a commercial for a client and the final product will be a 30sec. spot on local cable and broadcast television. The question is this:
What the heck was I thinking?
No seriously, what was I thinking?
No seriously, I will be editing on FCP in native DV. Final spot will be output to DVCAM via the PD-150. Then WHAT?
Should I bring the mini-DVCAM tape to a colorcorrection house to get a good beta master and possibly another DVCAM master? Then I will have something for the cable company. Is this the right path or am I missing something? Any and all help appreciated. Thanks
Re: Don't make it more complicated that it has to be.... by Michael Munkittrick on Aug 19, 2001 at 4:06:15 am
Erik, There is no reason to have "external" color correction one to your spot unless you aren't confident with your output to tape. When you see it on you monitor, essentially, that's what you get. Simply take your DV cassette to a dub or duplication facility and have them dump it with bars, tone, slate, and your logo (for proof you were there) and get it the cable/TV/brodcast place without further worry. MiniDV has a pretty neat way of being very true to "what you see is what you get". Color correct to taste and dump to betaSP.
PS - This is how I got started over 5 years ago, and aside from now owning a few betaSP decks, I still do it the same way. BTW, ake certain that your local "outlet" can accept betaSP. If not, find out what format they need. You will be surprised at how many cable companies are investiong in miniDV.