Hi guys, welcome to video production company Durban. In part 1 we spoke about video cameras progression in the last 20 years. We ended in part 1 with the Panasonic 3CCD . The next camera to follow was the Sony PD170. This was an awesome camera. This was the move from 4:3 to 16:9 screen ratio. Still the mini DV cassette was used.
If ever there was a workhorse this was the camera. The Sony PD 170 was tough! It was an awesome camera to have and it got the job done.
Next on the list for GCV Productions was the Sony Z5. Here was the slow change to card format and HDV. HDV stood for High Definition Video. The dimensions were 1440 x 1080. HD is 1920 x 1080. The Sony Z5 was tape based but there was the option to attach a card reader on the back. The cards were an awesome change from the tapes as they could be used over and over again. The picture was also clearer from the card compared to the tape.
The Sony Z5 was great. I recently sold the camera so it still has a place in the market today and like the Sony PD 170 it was a great workhorse. I loved the quality from the Z5 , was an awesome camera.
Last but certainly not least is the Sony NX3, a lovely camera in HD and card only. By now the DV cassette is long gone. Card is the only way forward with the NX3. The camera looks identical to the Sony Z5 but really the only difference is it shoots in HD unlike the Z5 which is HDV.
Today we are still using this camera, awesome piece of recording machinery. I have been very happy with it for the last year now and hopefully many more years to come.
For further information regarding any filming or editing please contact Guy Crosbie on +27721281823 @ GCV Productions