Thursday Dec 12, 2019

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Beware the Frankencamera. It might

be costing you

more than you think [Opinion]

Beware the Frankencamera. But ex BBC cameraman Chris Foreman argues that such rigs are not just a potential false…
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By noreply@redsharknews.com (Chris Foreman)
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Beware the Frankencamera. But ex BBC cameraman Chris Foreman argues that such rigs are not just a potential false economy, they can cost you in other, not so obvious areas, too. Cameras have come a long way since the introduction of HD in the modern era, but that does not stop us from wanting to make them easier to use and for less money.

There are a series of companies that have grown up around making these small handheld cameras usable for professional broadcast or film acquisition (i. e. The idea was to use it and its larger sibling, the EX3, for unrestricted HD acquisition which meant adding an external recorder to give 50Mb/s files. I do remember going through lots of different stages of camera adaptation with colleagues of mine at the BBC, particularly in relation to shoulder….

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