View Full Version : Shooting sweeps piece with DVX100A

01-27-2004, 01:09 PM
I work for a local news station and I am in the process of shooting my February sweeps piece with my new DVX100A. I decided to use my own camera in order to test it out. Normally we use the Panasonic AJ-D610, which I did use for my interviews, but I'm gonna use the DVX for my B-roll. I'll post the finished piece in about two weeks.

01-28-2004, 06:08 AM
What mode are you planning to shoot in? Just curious because I think the D610 is 60i only (?)

01-28-2004, 10:24 AM
Either 24 or 30p. I know the images will look different, but I'm only using the DVCPro for the interviews. I have to run some tests to see how it will look.

If it looks too bad I will probably only use the DVX for a reinactment I have to do.

01-28-2004, 12:12 PM
I think it should work fine. There will definitely be a difference in the look, but it should create a nice contrast between the interviews & the rest of the footage. As long as the lighting is consistent, it should look great.

01-28-2004, 12:42 PM
Cool, I'll post it as soon as it's ready. Or you can watch it on TV if you live in San Diego :0)

01-29-2004, 06:08 AM
unfortunately, i live in Vermont. but that's just walking distance from San Diego... :)

David Jimerson
02-01-2004, 06:52 AM
No one seems to respect 30p. It's a cool mode. You get a lot of the benefits of 24p (film-like look) and lose some of the limitations (strobed pans, etc.).

02-03-2004, 09:23 AM
couldn't agree with you more, jubal. i use it extensively on my corporate shoots. it's much easier to cut with 60i stuff than 24p, and you have less customer complaints about "why is it strobing like that?"

i think the only reason the 30P gets overlooked so much on the DVX is because of the uniqueness of its having 24P.

02-03-2004, 04:56 PM
I agree. To some extent, 24P is still a novelty. It is great how quickly we've been able to jump on and roll with, but it is still pretty fresh and new. I hope technology continues to roll at this speed. Who knows, next dvx...
True 16x9 chips. Longer focal distance. All kinds of delicious sweetness. ;D


02-06-2004, 11:10 AM
So my piece aired yesterday and I think it turned out ok. I want to post it here so you guys can watch it.

How do I go about getting a good quality export?

Steve Ogden
02-08-2004, 06:56 AM

About 30p - Scott Billups in his book on digital moviemaking says he really likes the look of 30p.

"Digital Moviemaking: All the Skills, Techniques, and Moxie You'll Need to Turn Your Passion into a Career by Scott Billups"

05-09-2004, 04:04 PM
I like 30p as well. Been using footage to interface with 60i on a number of projects.

05-09-2004, 04:52 PM
Someone help Molocono out getting his piece posted. I am very interested in seeing it but I can't help. I'm clueless!

05-12-2004, 03:53 AM
I have found that so far the best codec with low file size has been sorensen 3 codec. Put it at medium quality and about 106 kbps. Also set the size of the video to 320*240. This should come out pretty good and still remain a small file size. I have used this codec for all of the newer videos at my website (http://www.pizcofilms.com). I hope this helps!