Camera & Monitor Options at our Manhattan Green Screen Stage:
Tribeca Green Screen Stage Panasonic HMC-150, HVX-200 or HPx -170 camera at no additional charge.
The Panasonic HMC-150 AVCCAM – the Industry’s Next Generation Affordable HD.
The AG-HMC150 handheld is Panasonic’s exciting new introduction to the AVCCAM series. Representing a major step forward in affordable HD video capture, the HMC150 utilizes highly efficient AVCHD recording, the industry’s new long GOP standard based on MPEG-4, to provide stunning image quality and longer record time.
The new handheld incorporates three 1/3-inch progressive CCD imagers to produce stunning 1920 x 1080 resolution picture quality far exceeding older Long GOP formats like HDV. It is equipped with a high-performance wide-angle* Leica Dicomar(TM) 13x zoom lens and 24- and 30-frame progressive capture in a full range of HD formats, making it well suited for all types of projects. With an exciting range of professional video and audio features and a compact, well-balanced design, the HMC150 is a “must have” for video professionals and enthusiasts looking for the best in affordable HD. Forget minutes!
With AVCHD technology and high-capacity SD memory cards, the HMC150 provides hours of beautiful high definition recordings at professional bitrates up to 21Mbps. And it’s as easy to use as a digital still camera, with simple playback on many consumer devices and players, from computers and video game consoles to Blu-ray players and flat panel displays with SD card slots.
AVCHD is currently supported by variety of editing solutions including: Apple iMovie, Apple Final Cut Pro 6.0.1, Adobe Premier Pro CS3, Grass Valley Edius PRO v4.5, Pinnacle Studio Plus 11, Nero7 Premium Reloaded, Ulead Video Studio 11 plus and DVD Movie Factory 6 Plus.
The Panasonic HVX-200 is HD/SD switchable and can shoot on P2 cards (supplied) in HD or on Mini DV tape in SD. (included in studio rental) Superb HD video; a raft of frame-rate choices; supports solid-state P2 media as well as tape. We can download P2 cards to your hard drive or download 720p HD video directly with “Live 2 Drive” to your hard drive via our included Mac Pro laptop. This option is useful for extended shooting with no interruptions. There is no additional charge for this service.
The Sony NEX-FS100 ($350 day with wide assortment of quality prime and zoom lenses) is an interchangeable lens camcorder featuring a Super 35mm sensor equivalent in size to Super 35mm film cameras ( same as PMW-F3), and a Sony E-Mount 18 to 200mm zoom lens. Developed specifically as a digital motion camcorder, it captures fine detail and image texture with image fidelity, low noise and wide exposure latitude. Equipped with a large CMOS sensor equivalent in size to Super 35mm film like that used in the PMW-F3, it is able to create a rich bokeh effect (beautifully defocused image) to produce the much-desired shallow-focus look associated with top-shelf commercials and feature films. The sensor also features the optimum number of effective pixels for shooting HD moving images. This new sensor is designed with outstanding exposure latitude and sensitivity to deliver extraordinary HD images subtle in detail and color gradation while avoiding image artifacts typical of HDSLRs. A tape measure hook and an image sensor position index on the body marks the position of the focal plane.
Canon 5D Mark II package ($195 day) shoots 1080p video as well as stunning stills. AMC 5D comes with 24 – 105 zoom, 70 – 200 zoom and 24mm prime, Beachtek audio mixer, Zoom field recorder, Sennheiser M66/K6 shotgun with shockmount and a range of other accessories:35GB, 16GB, 8GB and 4GB CF cards. The 5D has a stunning 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor, ISO Range of 100-6400.
RedCam (Prices depend on package) – Typical high-end HD camcorders have 2.1M pixel sensors and record with 3:1:1 color sub-sampled video at up to 30fps. RED offers the Mysterium (TM) Super 35mm cine sized (24.4×13.7mm) sensor, which provides 4K (up to 30 fps), 3K (up to 60 fps) and 2K (up to 120 fps) capture with wide dynamic range and color space in 12 bit native RAW. At 4K, that’s more than 5 times the amount of information available every second and a vastly superior recording quality. In addition, you get the same breathtaking depth of field and selective focus as found in film cameras using equivalent 35mm P/L mount lenses. Mysterium (TM) boasts greater than 66db Dynamic Range thanks to its large 29 sq. micron pixels. And 12,065,000 pixels deliver resolution that can only be called Ultra High Definition.
Sony F900 HD CineAlta camcorder (package $795 per day) Offering 2.2 million pixels per color, HDCAM recording and switchable between multiple frame rates including 50i, 24P and 25P.