DigiBeta vs DVC PRO 50

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Fernando Fernandez, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Hi everybody,

    I'm preparing to shoot a music video and so far I have decided to use DVCPRO
    50. My understanding is that the quality of the format is comparable to
    Digibeta. I'm not choosing digibeta, cause it is just more dificult for me
    to edit in that format. Any of you think the loss of quality between
    Digibeta and DVCPRO 50 is so severe that I should go through the
    postproduction hassle of using digibeta?
    Fernando Fernandez, Aug 7, 2003
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  2. There is no loss of quality between Digibeta and DVCPRO 50. They are both
    4:2:2 formats. It's more a matter of camera features and lens. Here's a
    review that was just posted of the new Panasonic SDX-900 DVCPRO 50 24p
    camera that is really something special.
    Charles Tomaras, Aug 8, 2003
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  3. Fernando Fernandez

    MitchGross Guest

    Well there is some difference, since DVCPRO 50 is a 50 Mbit signal and DigiBeta
    is a 90 Mbit signal. But in operation there really is little to no praqctical
    measurable difference. If it is much easier for you to work in DVCPRO 50 then
    by all means do so.

    Can I assume you're planning to use the new SDX900 and FCP4 with the new
    Firewire direct compatibility?

    MitchGross, Aug 8, 2003
  4. you guessed right

    Fernando Fernandez, Aug 8, 2003
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