March 1, 2016 at 5:05PM

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High bit rate or bigger sensor

I am doing a film project and I have questions on cameras.

I personally own a Sony RX10 with undetachable 24-200 mm F2.8 constant lens, which has a 1'' sensor. Since sony updated the firmware, it is able to shoot XAVC, which produces max 50 Mbps.

On the other hand, I have another option, Nikon D750 with 24-70 F2.8 constant lens. Obviously, the sensor of D750 is much bigger than RX10, which is beneficial to the depth of field and image quality. However, it only films in AVCHD and its bit rate only reaches 28 Mbps, which is not good for the post.

So I am very confused about which camera that I should use as a main camera.

For the post, I think I will just do some color grading.

Thank you guys!!

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You might want to consider buying a Blackmagic Design Video Assist monitor/recorder for your Nikon D750, which records high bit-rate 4:2:2 ProRes files via the Nikon HDMI output : http://goo.gl/Ot8gcX

March 1, 2016 at 5:54PM, Edited March 1, 5:55PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Will Atomos Ninja Star Pocket-Size ProRes Recorder & Deck work? I might just rent one from https://www.borrowlenses.com/product/Media_Recorders/Atomos-Ninja-Star-P..., since this is a class project.

March 4, 2016 at 2:50PM

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Daming Xing
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Depends on the output bitrate. If it's the same no recorder will do any good, it will just squeeze out more data with the same level of detail.

March 5, 2016 at 7:47AM, Edited March 5, 7:47AM

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Clark McCauley
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Test it and take the one you like best!

March 1, 2016 at 6:25PM

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Cary Knoop
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