Stop Shooting with the Canon 5D and Begin Shooting with the Sony F3!

Moving Picture recently performed a camera test with Director of Photography, Henry Lynk, using the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the new Panasonic AG-AF100, and the new Sony PMW-F3L using Zeiss prime lenses in candlelight conditions. The star of the show was, without a doubt, the new Sony F3 camera. The following images are screen captures taken from an uncompressed Apple ProRes 422 HQ, MOV file. The cameras were set to an ISO of 800 and 1600 for these shots using a 50mm Zeiss CP.2 Compact Prime lens.

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AJ-HD1400: Small Package, Big Output.

The Panasonic AJ-HD-1400 is an invaluable solution for HD production. The AJ-HD-1400 records at 100 Mbps with 4:2:2 color sampling and intra-frame compression in multiple U.S. and worldwide Formats.

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The Multi-format HD/SD system records in 1080/59.94p, 1080/50i, 720/60p, 720/59.94p and 720/50p. The AJ-HD-1400 provides a new D-Sub 15-pin encoder remote control terminal. (component 1080/50i, 720/60p, 720/59.94p and 720/50p. Th …

Panasonic HVX-200, Still Going Strong

Bridging the gap between standard definition, tape-based DV cameras and high-end HD solid-state cameras, the Panasonic AG-HVX200 was groundbreaking at the time of its introduction, and continues to be the perfect solution to filmmakers and videographers who desire a low cost, high quality HD camcorder.

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Quickly replacing some of the best DV camcorders such as the DVX-100b which boasted 24p frame rates, the HVX200 added to its versatility by rec …

HD Workhorse: The Panasonic HDX-900

The Panasonic AJ-HDX900 (2/3” 3-CCD, 16:9, 1080i/720p, DVCPRO HD) has quickly become THE requested HD rental camera for digital cinematography, cable and television production in any format, sports and events, globetrotting documentarians and feature crews.

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The full size ENG-style body is a workhorse of the HD world, keeping the traditional physical appearance and button placement of the camera’s predecessors. Compatibility with all manufacturers 2/3” …