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clyde villegas
shot with a camcorder vs. shot with a film camera
on Feb 27, 2011 at 12:59:13 am

Footages shot with video cameras look videoey when compressed to DVD. Movies shot with film cameras still look like movies shot with film cameras when compressed to DVD (I bet even when compressed to DV format as well). The rich dynamic range of the colors is still there. What causes this?

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Mark Suszko
Re: shot with a camcorder vs. shot with a film camera
on Feb 28, 2011 at 3:21:32 pm

This premise of yours is no longer universally true.


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clyde villegas
Re: shot with a camcorder vs. shot with a film camera
on Feb 28, 2011 at 11:08:03 pm

Thanks, Mark, but I'm talking about old cameras like the XL1, XL2, DVX100B that uses DV compression, not DSLRS shooting HD and compressed in AVCHD format.

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Richard Herd
Re: shot with a camcorder vs. shot with a film camera
on Mar 3, 2011 at 7:48:30 pm

Film of course must be scanned before it can be video (regardless of codec).

It's important to keep in mind the difference between a photosite (like on a 3-chip camera or cmos) and a pixel.

Scanning film means the resolution itself in the scan is of a higher pixel resolution (ppi) than the best digital video camera has photosites.


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