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US Hit HD Shows

London Calling
08-17-2004, 08:10 AM
Can somebody please tell me which hit shows in the US are made fully using HD technology? I am not interested in shows acquired on 35mm and then finished on HD but just those fully produced in HD. It'd also be helpful to know whether they're acquired on Panasonic or Sony cameras.

As an overseas visitor to the various network websites it's very difficult to make the distinction!


08-17-2004, 11:32 AM
Here are two shows that are using HD video:

"Star Trek: Enterprise "
Director of photography Marvin Rush filmed the first scenes for the fourth season premiere,
entitled "Storm Front", with a new Sony 900 digital camera after conducting a series of tests
on the standing ship sets and outdoor locations. The test shots proved more cost-effective than
standard celluloid film.

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
Sony's High Definition Video System (HDVS (registered)) equipment includes HDC-700A and HDC-750A
studio cameras and the HDW-700A HDCAM (registered) camcorder for remote acquisition (an integral
part of the show's featured content). The control room and edit suite include Sony HDS-7000
switchers, HDME-7000 multi effects systems, HDS-V3232 HD SDI video routers, HDW-500 HDCAM VTRs,
HDM-series monitors and the PFV-HD/HKPF/BKPF series of SDTV/HDTV conversion and distribution products.

London Calling
08-18-2004, 04:33 AM
thanks Ratam - that's really useful

How about NYPD Blue
Law & Order
The West Wing
Las Vegas
CSI Miami
Without a Trace

I really appreciate this

08-18-2004, 11:41 AM
It appears that the shows you mentioned are still using 35mm.


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