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Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by edesignuk, May 8, 2009.
Thought this might give the video crowd a few kicks.
BBC Natural History Unit FTW!
Looks like a cool piece of kit
eh, 100,000 grand i'll take 3 of them for my youtube videos
When it comes to groundbreaking documentaries, the BBC is second to none. Recently with Planet Earth, The Blue Planet and this year's Nature's Great Events to name but some of Attenborough's delights.
You can't tell anything about the camera or the quality of its footage based on that YouTube clip.
That's a ridiculous comment.
Any particular reason why?
The resolution is heavily compressed (as it must be to be on YouTube) so that we can't tell what the image looked like coming out of the camera. They're basically saying, "BBC has this this awesome camera. Check out this footage, even though it doesn't do the camera justice at all." What's the point?
To be fair, there's no good way to show how great the camera is over the internet because the clip would either have to be compressed or ridiculously short. But to then say that this Youtube clip will prove how awesome it is is just not true.
You can glean plenty from that footage: sensitivity, dynamic range, etc. What's lacking? Resolution? It's 720p, which is higher res than most will see it on TV.
If it's breathtaking in a highly compressed youtubeHD clip, then when it hits our HDTV's, it's gonna blow your mind.
And the download http://download.bbcmotiongallery.com/hd/in_full_bloom/9206-1_70.mov
Doen't mean the bitrate is any good.
Which doesn't mean the picture is bad. And it doesn't mean, as aloofman suggested, that it's worthless.
I still disagree. Compressing for Youtube degrades those things too. I'm not saying that the clip isn't nice-looking. I'm saying that if the camera is really that great, then this clip isn't going to be able to show it to us.
You're a difficult man to please. What they that's the BBC and the OP are showing is that this camera is capable of recording ultra-slow-motion in places it wasn't previously achievable (or at least easily achieved).
Compressing for viewing doesn't stop that message getting across and nor does it degrade sensitivity or dynamic range. Even on lowly VHS you can tell Lord of the Rings was made by some impressive artists on some impressive equipment.