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Marco Solorio
Re: Cost
on Mar 15, 2010 at 5:53:06 pm

Hi Mads,

Thanks for the kind words. Am happy to help you with any questions relating to this article.

1) I have not gone to a film-out or digital-out. Highest deployment format has been 1080 HD.

2) I have not done the per-minute production cost-comparison for varying camera types. For our clientele and work-flow, film just isn't a viable solution. We haven't needed a RED for any of our productions, so that leaves us with our 5D2 and our EX1, which has worked well for us. For the record, we use our EX1 less and less, but not to the point to where I want to sell it.

3) Our EX1 is a little more suited for run-and-gun ENG/EFP type production, namely for its form-factor, it's built in XLR/trim audio hardware and the like. I should note that I enjoy shooting with the 5D2 more, solely because of its image capabilities. The work-arounds that are involved with the 5D2 that aren't present with the EX1 (or EX3) are worth it in many ways because of the 5D2's exceptional image characteristics. If you plan on a lot of ENG/EFP, then maybe an EX1/EX3 is a better option. But if you have time to compose your scene/shot, and add some helpful accessories to make the camera more for controlability, then the 5D2 might be your solution.

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