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    Is the FS5 as good as the FS7 in HD?
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    The FS7 is clearly the winner in 4K. However, considering the FS5 and FS7 both handle HD in 422 10bits, if one films a feature in HD, does it not make sense to use the FS5 rather than the FS7 for HD productions ? The final result will be the same. If you consider the the DCP just needs 2K, you can easily get by with HD productions, forfeit 4K altogether, and get beautiful images from the FS5 on par with the FS7. nOr is the FS7 better in HD also?


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    Only the FS7 offers XAVC-I codecs in both 4K and HD. If you compared the specs of the cameras yourself you'd see that withouth having to ask.

    Let me repeat what I told you a couple of days ago, image quality is not the only thing to look at. The FS7 is a tremendously more powerful and feature-rich camera than the FS5. If you're shooting a "feature" and you don't want to use an external recorder you'd be a fool to choose the FS5 over an FS7 just to save a few dollars or West African CFA francs. The difference in price is nothing in the big scheme of things.

    BTW, you keep mentioning 2K but I hope you are aware that 1080P is not 2K. So if you shoot HD you will have to up-rez for 2K. But if you shoot 4K DCI or 4K UHD, you will be all set for all of those resolutions. In 2018 it would be very shortsighted not to shoot a feature in 4K.
    Last edited by Doug Jensen; 06-06-2018 at 06:38 PM.


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    Just to add...many films finish in DCI 2K but are shooting in 4K-6K-8K.


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    Fine. If I set my criteria on five requirements: 35 sensor, interchangeable lens, 422, 4K, and XLR inputs. Where does the FS7 fit in on a comparative budget scale? Are there cameras that do it for less?


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    Dare I also say that if you shoot Hd and drop the image into a scope DCP you will just have light bars on the sides and your aspect ratio will be 2 to 1 which is the classic 70mm aspect ratio used in Sound of Music, Lawrence of Arabia, etc. There's nothing wrong with that as the audience will never notice or see or care about the bars.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amadou View Post
    Fine. If I set my criteria on five requirements: 35 sensor, interchangeable lens, 422, 4K, and XLR inputs. Where does the FS7 fit in on a comparative budget scale? Are there cameras that do it for less?
    Panasonic EVA1


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amadou View Post
    Fine. If I set my criteria on five requirements: 35 sensor, interchangeable lens, 422, 4K, and XLR inputs. Where does the FS7 fit in on a comparative budget scale? Are there cameras that do it for less?
    Cheapest one that meets those requirements? Probably the Ursa Mini Pro
    https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/pro...gicursaminipro
    Or you could go for the Ursa Mini 4K if you want to ditch the built in ND filters
    and 4.6K oversampled sensor and save a few bucks. But even the Ursa Mini Pro is
    $5995
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clermond View Post
    Panasonic EVA1
    He said 'less' not 'more'.
    EVA1 $7345
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...SABEgLpKfD_BwE

    FS7 $6998
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...dcam_with.html


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    EVA-1 5.900 net
    https://www.teltec.de/panasonic-au-eva1.html

    EVA-1 plus Inferno Promo Kit 6.390€ net. / shogun itself about 1.130€
    https://www.teltec.de/panasonic-au-e...rno-promo.html

    FS7 6386€ net
    https://www.teltec.de/sony-pxw-fs7-4k-camcorder.html

    FS7 II 7982€ net
    https://www.teltec.de/sony-pxw-fs7-ii-4k-camcorder.html

    but price should not be the reason, even if it's 2.000€ difference. If you work 3 yrs with it it will be 55€ a month.
    Don't forget the URSA mini is really heavy of you attach the battery.


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    In rance the EVA is more expensive than the FS7. The FS5 does 422 10 bit in HD. Why not film the movie in HD 422 and drop it into a Scope DCP which will yield a 2.20-1 aspect ratio without rescaling. The two black bars on the side will bother nobody and the picture quality will be the same as that of the FS7 at half the camera cost. Am I right or am I right?


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