About High Definition Video Formats & History
you have a camera preference in high definition - chances
are we have it or have worked it recently or in the
past. Sony, Panasonic, Canon, Ikegami, Thomson, RED,
Vision, Hitachi, and some other cameras in high definition
are in our expertise. If you simply need to get HD video
we have the no hassle solution for you however you need.
Many networks, clients, producers call us for particular
camera solutions. Below are links
1) Sony High Definition includes XDCAM, HDCAM, HDV and
AVC HD cameras use compact flash cards or hard drive
- Blue Ray or SxS for XDCAM or HDCAM & HDV for videotape
formats. AVC HD is a card & hard disk format. XDCAM
SxS is the most popular among clients preferring Sony
Tapeless HD video or SD video.
Panasonic High Definition includes DVCPRO HD videotape,
P2, AVC HD format cameras
DVCPRO HD videotape cameras like the HDX900 or VariCam
record to DVCPRO HD videotape. P2 is a tapeless recording
card larger in size than compact flash. The Panasonic
AVC HD format uses compact flash or in camera storage
to shoot to SDHC cards.
Canon EOS High Definition includes SLR enabled HD video
cameras - most popular are the EOS 7D, 5D Mark II, 60D,
and the Rebel
Canon SLR HD cameras a very popular among all types
of clients except ENG and broadcast television networks.
The depth of field and amazing HD video of SLR HD cameras
has made them desirable in al types of production. HD
to SDHC cards and compact flash.
Thomson is famous for the Viper for filmmaking, then
the LDK & DLP series and are popular for all other
applications, including live broadcasts. These cameras
require larger crews and more camera support hardware.
We are comfortable operators of these cameras.
Vision is known for the Phantom HD camera is a hard
drive array camera - high speed HD and effects are the
cameras primary strength. We can operate your supplied
vision camera or arrange a package from our rental resource.
RED cameras are less in circulation but popular shooting
to hard drives and high speed flash cards and the proprietary
RED modules. We own the EPIC and have owners rates on
the RED One as well.
RED cameras require larger crews, high levels of experience
and a solid post production resource + the right editor,
but the footage is the par to beat at higher production
The Arri Alexa - these cameras require larger crews,
previous operation experience and larger amounts of
camera support equipment. These cameras a best suited
to PL mount lenses along with the support accessories
to effectively manage all aspects of the footage acquisition
crew owns several of these cameras and can rent the
others from our rental house resources or operate your
provided camera preference. For our camera owned, please
see our GEAR PAGE.
If you do not require and entire HD video crew, we can
also provide a single cameraman for videographer or
DP/director of photography too with a specific camera
or operator for your high definition camera, our founder
DP Nick is a great match, and can also refer other camera
people as well to to specific high definition video
production demands. We're not just camera people, we're
expert at lighting talent & set direction, arranging
resources, and other needed elements as well for any
type of HD video production, any program, any broadcast,
corporate video production, online/web streaming video
need, file sharing on YouTube or Google video, ftp etc
- count on Mister Photon.
your reference here are some links to the major HD camera
manufacturers opening in a new window - Sony,