We have been shooting our footage with a DVX100A and authoring it to a standard DVD. The footage looks good and it is an easy workflow with Final Cut Studio. We also have a Sony EX1 that can take HD footage. Is there any benefit to shooting with the EX1 rather than the DVX100A? Since it will not be HD on a DVD then maybe we should just keep using the DVX100A? We do not intend to author Blu-ray at this time. Thanks for any advice.
There isn't much of a big difference once the video's on a DVD.
And if you don't have an up-to-date version of FCP, that HD video can be a right royal pain to work with. You couldn't use it in its acquisition codec, you'd have to convert it to ProRes 422 before editing. Not to mention you'd need more storage, faster storage... you get the idea.
It ain't just as simple as pluggin' in a new camera and goin' to town.
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