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Sony Z1 Broadcast HD or not?

Anonymous (not verified)

Hi Guys

When I bought the Z1 a few years ago I believed it was HD broadcast quality (my belief supported by some broadcast companies using it in documentary production). Now I've read other reports that say it's HDV is not acceptable for full broadcast if I submitted a film captured on the Z1. Can anyone enlighten me?

Regards,

Graham


grinner's picture
Last seen: 6 years 6 months ago
Joined: 12/29/2007 - 2:56am

I've never had a problem meeting any specs of any network. Not sure where ya read that. "broadcast quality" is highly subjective. Truth is,some shows braodcast 4th genration VHS to this very day.


Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks G. I picked it up of the UK ITV network submission specs, where it states any material should be HD, not HDV


grinner's picture
Last seen: 6 years 6 months ago
Joined: 12/29/2007 - 2:56am

ahh. They just want uncompressed then. You'll always have to adhere to network specs (if wanting to be on that network or station). It can become entertaining though. I once got specs from ESPN wanting 1:1 on Digibeta, which is 2:1 no matter what. Sometimes ya just have to nod yes and continue on. It's kind of like being married.


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Last seen: 1 year 8 hours ago
Joined: 12/06/2008 - 8:57pm

They probably mean it has to be 1920x1080, and not HDV quality (1440x1080).


Anonymous (not verified)

Phew, many thanks guys for your feedback! I was not thinking laterally and reading it wrong as capture format rather than output.

I was a bit surprised because I know some TV documentary makers take the Z1 along with them... The Z1 rocks on!