Category Archives: Videography

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DVCPRO50 vs. DV

At FACETMEDIA our cameras can record in a variety of broadcast quality formats that outperforms regular digital video cameras. These formats include DVCPRO, DVCPRO50 and DVCPRO HD also known as DVCPRO100. Below is a comparison between DVCPRO50 and DV (Digital Video). DVCPRO50 is a broadcast format that many television networks use and is often compared to the quality of Digital Betacam. You will often see big news reporter cameras utilizing this format.

1. Panasonic DVX100-B camera recording in DV format, 24p frames per second:

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2. Panasonic HVX200 camera recording in DVCPRO 50 format, 24p frames per second:

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Notice the artefacts in the flower on the top image. The bottom image which was done in DVCPRO50 does not compress images as much as DV. This makes a big difference in your music video, event or wedding.

Acquisition of 2nd Panasonic HVX200 DVCPRO HD camera

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This week we received our second Panasonic HVX200 DVCPRO HD camera. This will give us the ability to cover more angles at events such as Weddings, fashion shows, concerts, clubs and church ceremonies. I am looking forward to being out and about capturing events in High Definition.