Filmmaking / Directing : 10 Reasons Why You Don’t Need a DSLR by Richard "RB" Botto

Richard "RB" Botto

10 Reasons Why You Don’t Need a DSLR

Kristina Garant

I think it depends on the project you are working on and what effects you are going for. We have a film in development that we are going to be using Panasonics DVX camera which uses tapes so we are really going backwards in quality... but for this project the lower quality is just what we need for the effect of he film :)

Andrew Sobkovich

This article is about shooting stills with a DSLR, which is a stills camera. There is a very small reference to shooting “video”. Even for stills this reviewer presents fine examples of “internet wisdom”. There are many voices on the Internet but not all are worth listening to. The importance of knowing what and how to test cannot be downplayed. Do your own testing so that you have actual reliable answers. Tape is merely a medium to record camera output. If the output is digital, whether it is recorded on tape or another medium really doesn’t matter, as both should play back the exact same image. Tape is a very viable and robust record system as long as the format works for you. As a camera recording medium, the development of tape seems to have ended with the Fukushima disaster. However for many projects, LTO tape is used as an archival medium for both original footage as well as finished projects.

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