Camera Links / Tutorials

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

Thread Tools Display Modes
  04 April 2005
Camera Links / Tutorials

Hi everyone,
Though I've posted this in the general section but later thought it will be better if I asked it here.
Looking for any good link where i can read up on cameras and lenses as well as film stocks, grading and posting. My goal is to learn as much as possible leaning towards green/blue screen work, and some bit of outdoor shot for capturing background plates. And also to find the most affordable (entry level "kind-of" camera) for production of commercials.

Thanks in advance

  04 April 2005
This is just my opinion, and i'm likely to be shot down, but if your main aim is the CG added in post, i would highly recommend you buy an HD camera rather than film. Firstly because the cost of getting your footage to your computer is WAY cheaper, and secondly because you don't have to worry about the film grain, and thirdly because it's digital, your greens and blues will be more solid, so it can be more easily chroma keyed.

If you were to buy a 35mm camera, i would definitely suggest you go HD instead, but if you were looking at a 16mm camera, then maybe you should go film.

a 35mm camera is about $100 000, which is the same price as a top of the range HD camera (better than the one used in Star Wars and Once Apon a Time in Mexico) but a 16mm is only about $15 000, and the HD cameras in that range have all kinds of compression crap on it that just makes it not really worth your time.

The main difference though is the telecining to get your film into a digital format, it is DAMN expensive, so that's a good reason to look into HD.

Sorry if i didn't answer everything.
  04 April 2005
ThanKs Matty, that's insightful. Is there any model range you might recommend?
~the line between illusion and reality exists only in our minds~
  04 April 2005
For HD? or DV? or 16mm? or 35mm? ... Or Betacam, while we're listing formats
  04 April 2005
Thanks. HD of course. Thinking HD (at least on your suggestions ) and remember my mentioning about a few outdoor shots.

Thanks Matty.
~the line between illusion and reality exists only in our minds~
  04 April 2005
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
Thread Closed share thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.