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Jonathan Thomas
Did anybody see Michael Jackson 'This Is It' ? Using EX Cam.
on Feb 24, 2010 at 6:21:01 am

After seeing it on DVD. I am impress(Sony EX 1 Cam) that these camera's have a high enough image quality they can be use for Film airing and Broadcast TV.

Furthermore, you always hear that these little cameras would be a good B camera. But not good enough for a film release or nationwide TV Commercial. Now … I am sold on those cameras imagery … they were filmic and had a Highend HD look. The movie and editing was incredible. (Behind the Scenes). A lot of the filmmaking was using Green Screen technology. The stage production along was in the millions. But to see them using 2 small EX Cam instead of a full size EX Cam on the biggest concert/film production in the world … really inspired me.

In addition, The Kardashian Show was recently filming with the Sony EX 1 Cam. Usually when I watch Reality Show most on the time I see a full size camera. But this latest episode they were using a Sony EX 1 Cam. And, the quality looks great.



Director of Photography Tim Paterson was the special guest at the LA event. He shared his thoughts on the EX350 and discussed his experiences shooting the recent documentary Michael Jackson’s This Is It with the EX1 and EX3.


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Craig Seeman
Re: Did anybody see Michael Jackson 'This Is It' ? Using EX Cam.
on Feb 24, 2010 at 2:55:43 pm

Certainly the EX can lead. Discovery Channel has given it Silver status for example.
It's a B camera when the budget allows for something "better," Some might choose a 2/3" or even larger now for an A camera for example. Of course the 350EX now has the 2/3" chip range covered. Some might want a hardier codec but the Nano helps in that area and their are means to record uncompressed or ProRes from it as well. The EX is extremely versatile with extremely high resolution chips.



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David Jones
Re: Did anybody see Michael Jackson 'This Is It' ? Using EX Cam.
on Feb 24, 2010 at 6:16:04 pm

I love the EX-1. All things considered (cost vs. quality), it's probably the best camera to come along in ten years!

How much of "This Is It" was shot with the EX's? I thought they were using a RED.

Best,

Dave J


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Michael Palmer
Re: Did anybody see Michael Jackson 'This Is It' ? Using EX Cam.
on Feb 24, 2010 at 6:33:18 pm

I believe Tim Patterson said that 92% of the film was shot with the EX1 camera, the of 8% was from many different sources including SD cameras.

Good Luck
Michael Palmer


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Noah Kadner
Re: Did anybody see Michael Jackson 'This Is It' ? Using EX Cam.
on Feb 25, 2010 at 2:36:32 am

I was wondering about that. Much of the film looks pretty decent but occasionally it pops into fairly horrendous looking SD and then back out again- especially noticeable on Blu-ray. It's obvious the footage being shot was never intended for public release. Interesting peek inside the world of rehearsals though...

Noah

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