35mm Adaptor Question

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    • #37733
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      Hi, I read that nowadays many TV shows shoot using HD digital camcorders. Now, the best cameras available may only have a 2/3″ inch sensor (like the Panasonic HPX3700). My question is, how do they still get very shallow DOF in some shots? Some of these shots are at close quarters, like two people talking, where theusualzoom-in technique does not work (I think). Are they using 35mm adaptors? I’m very curious; can someone enlighten me please.

    • #167196
      AvatarD0n
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      probably dslrs.

      a dslr costs usually less than the old 35mm adaptors.

      try this:

      Go to a photo store, ask to see a Pentax k-7 or kx with the 50mm 1.4 or 16-50 2.8 and shoot some video…

      you will probably lose interest in sticking a 35mm adaptor onto your camcorder after that.

    • #167197
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      Much of them use adapters such as the Letus (http://www.letusdirect.com/cart/letus35-ultimate.html), Brevis from Cinevate (http://www.cinevate.com/catalog/) and Redrock (http://www.redrockmicro.com/micro35.html). This optical devices combined with prime lens (fixed lens) allow to obtain shallow depth of field working with big apertures. Lighting is crucial because they tend to cut some f-stops in exposition.

      DSLRs offer great image, but in television shows that require professional audio recording I haven’t personally seen a whole production filmed with them. Music videos and short productions are another matter.

      Hope this help.

    • #167198
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      Thanks everyone! I was wondering if they were using some new shooting technique I am not aware of.

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