Pro Moviemaker Spring 2019



Popular broadcast and streaming camcorder range enjoys tech update

N ot every filmmaker in the world wants the faff of a large-sensor camera and interchangeable, super- fast lenses that provide the cinematic-style ideal for dramatic productions. Shallow depth-of- field may look very Hollywood, but when you miss the focus of a news event, then it’s all for nothing. For broadcasting, streaming, ENG use WORDS & IMAGES ADAM DUCKWORTH

and fast-paced work, an all-in- one camcorder is often the way to go. Sharp footage wins every time. That’s not to say the potential buyer of a camera like this wants to compromise on image quality or the latest innovations, which can make a real difference to a camera’s usability in terms of both capture and delivery of footage. It’s easy to believe that

the majority of manufacturers have focussed their development on cinema camera ranges while the camcorders have been left behind. And in some cases, that’s true. Sony has poured all of its cinema know-how into two small- chip camcorders, unveiling a pair of Z cameras that are hailed as the first in the world to offer 4K from a three-chip set-up.

ABOVE The Sony Z190 and Z280 are the first cameras in the world

to offer 4K from a three-chip set-up



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