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Senem Ocal
I need some advice on camera
on Dec 3, 2014 at 12:05:58 pm

Hi all,

im a documentary film maker for aljazeera for 7 years.
Now, this year they changed their technical specification. From now on, they want 50/Mbps - 1080i 422 INTERLACED video.

I generally used as master camera Panasonic AG-AF 101 with Atomos ninja blade which it can shoot 50 Mbps / 1080i.
But, my secondary camera is 5D mark 2 and its no longer sufficent.

So, i need to buy camera.

Blackmagic cinema camera: it can shoot 50 mbps 422 but only progressive. It need external recorder for interlaced.

Canon 5D Mark 2 also needs external recorder.

Black Magic URSA is ok, but price is more then my budget.

Im really confused.
Could you please suggest me a good solution?

Thank you all and sorry for my bad English :(

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Bill Bruner
Re: I need some advice on camera
on Dec 7, 2014 at 2:19:21 pm

Hi Senem - if you don't mind going back to a small sensor camcorder, the old Canon XF100 records 50mbps 4:2:2 1080/50i in PAL areas and 50mbps 4:2:2 1080/60i in NTSC areas.

You can get new PAL XF100 for £1708.50 on eBay UK.

Or, if you need 1080/60i, you can get a new NTSC XF100 for $2499 from Amazon US.

Hope that's helpful and good luck!

Hybrid Camera Revolution

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Daniel Stone
Re: I need some advice on camera
on Dec 8, 2014 at 12:23:40 am

Are you delivering raw footage or a finished product? Those specs are typical for broadcast delivery and if you're delivering a finished product you would convert to those specs at the end rather than filming in that format.

We film and edit a lot of broadcast projects in 1080/24p (23.98) with 8-bit DLSRs (5D, FS100, etc) and deliver in 1080i, 422, 50Mbps (via DG FastChannel) with no problem.

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