Camera Formats and Media Trends, What Do They Mean To You?
Crews Control by Tony Muzzatti
In our monthly newsletter we report the industry trends based on the hundreds of shoots we book and track globally each month. We try to capture every spec of the shoot we can possibly gather, but the big question is, "what do these numbers and trends mean to you?"
If you are a camera operator you can see which formats and media are trending and this data can help you determine what to choose for your next equipment purchase. If you are a producer you can see which formats are being booked the most, and are most likely readily available and cost effective choices for your next location shoot. If you are a media manager building an in-house facility and deciding on which workflow to choose, or which media and standards are on the rise (and decline) so that you can accurately plan your growth strategy. If you are a manufacturer you can see how you trend with our corporate and independent production world.
Trend Data Breakdown
The December 2012 camera format trends reveal a slight uptick for XDCAM EX which accounts for almost half of the shoots books in December. As it seems our corporate client base has settled on an HD camera format. The rest of the format pie remains very fractured. read more...
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