I sent some tapes I shot this week to a post house, and I don’t envy their position. They hadn’t encountered DVCPro HD tapes shot in 1080 30P.

One of the advantages of my one-man-band-world is that I can learn what I my gear does and leave it at that. A post house has to learn every possible format that material can be sent and figure out how to ingest it into their edit system. In today’s 57 format universe, that has to be dizzying at times.

That was one advantage of the 3/4 U-matic and beta days- passing tapes about didn’t require an electronic Babel Fish to make them all work together.


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