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Hd tapes insurance
on Jul 18, 2006 at 1:00:08 am

Thing is that when you shood a movie on a film stock, you have to insure the negative film roles, so if something goes wrong with the film stock you have the money to go back to production again.We normaly insure the negative for the 80% of a total production value.We are shooting a new feature on a HD cinealta camera. I would like to know how it is with insuring the shoot HD production tapes. Since they are less prone to fail and the risk is lower, than it is with the film stock, is the insurance policy also lower and for the less percentage or is it the same? I would like to hear any experiences since insurance agents in our country do not have a clue what is HD to begin with...
thanks a lot for your kind answers.
sincerely yours,
Restart Production

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tony salgado
Re: Hd tapes insurance
on Jul 21, 2006 at 3:39:36 am

You also need to insure for faulty equipment which is a greater likelihood than bad tape stock.

One way to increase the chance of success of an HD shoot is to allow sufficient time for the DIT and AC to prep and test the gear instead of winging it in the field.

Prevention via prep is the cheapest insurance available to avoid an expensive alternative later.

Tony Salgado

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