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High Definition Cinematography, 3rd Edition by Paul Wheeler

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CHAPTER 31

Cameras in General

Since Sony introduced their HDW F900 camera and its HDCAM recording format in the year 2000 much has changed, but much has stayed the same. The HDCAM recording format is still very much favored as an international exchange format, particularly in the television arena, and Sony have introduced HDCAM-SR as a format capable of supporting an even higher image quality and, at the top end, this has become the preferred exchange format. So, in a sense, what we record our pictures on, particularly when those pictures enter post-production, has become nearly as important as the camera we use.

The High Definition (HD) ground was broken with cameras, in the main, using three 2/3-inch chips with each chip dedicated to a single ...

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