Archive for April 7th, 2009

Crank 2 trailer

Check the Crank 2 1080p trailer, from a major movie shot with an XH-A1 ($3500) and some HF10 cameras ($800). Discussion and more information on how the movie was shot exactly, here. No 35mm adapter crap were used, just the bare cameras with probably some ND filters and occasionally a wide-angle adapter.

Very exciting to see cheap cameras shooting big Hollywood movies. As I said in the past, digital 2k cinemas have a huge loss of quality when projected (my Kuro plasma TV has better quality than these new digital theaters, so we’ve stopped going to cinema and are using Netflix instead). Even an HV20 will be good enough in terms of pixel per pixel quality to shoot a full theatrical movie. Only things biting back are the lack of manual controls.