February 22, 2017 at 12:13AM

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Best choice Cameras for TV drama

Hi from Cambodia.
Our production got offered to shoot the TV drama, I'm currently owning C100 mark II but I'm not sure if It's enough for the HDTV. So I would like to make some discussion with you guys, if i should upgrade to C300 mark II or maybe FS7, F5, Usra mini 4.6, Red raven. the budget should be around 10k each Camera. I dont wanna go so far like F55.

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You can eliminate some cameras from your list.

RED RAVEN is a fantastic camera, but you cannot buy them with a defined delivery date right now.

BMD have heavy data and post requirements. Probably not best for producing daily content on schedule.

No real black marks againt C300-II or SONY FS7 or F5. Panasonic also make lovely cameras. Varicam LT is a little past your budget, but is fantastic.

February 22, 2017 at 8:23AM

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thanks for sharing your opinion. but yeah its should be around 20k for the ready to go Varicam LT 4k. I think I can not effort it. cuz i need at least 2 cameras

February 22, 2017 at 8:57PM

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Rh Oudom
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Blackmagic is only data heavy as long as you shoot in RAW. But so would the FS7 with the AXS-R5. You can still go for ProRes 444 or 422 and still get great images. If you really want to spend money, go for the Ursa Mini Pro or FS5/FS7.

But I think the C100 Mk2 with an Atomos on 10bit 422 ProRes would be sufficient for most productions.

EDIT: Sorry, I just saw that this is 2 months old. Somehow it was shown as a hot discussion...

April 27, 2017 at 5:33PM, Edited April 27, 5:35PM

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Hi Johan,
Well C100 mark II + Black magic video assist 7" will give me 10 bit 422 prores 60p? or only 30p ?

July 11, 2017 at 1:39AM, Edited July 11, 1:39AM

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