We've just finished our first 18 months as a tapeless video production company. All video material is now acquired on our EX-1 camera which records in the High Definition XDCAM-EX format to 16GB and 32GB SxS cards. This material is then ingested directly into our Final Cut Studio 3 suite for editing and finally delivered in which ever format our clients require- DVD, web or PC/MAC-friendly clip, or, in the case of TVCs, digitally uploaded to station via Dubsat.
And all client review and approval of projects can now be carried out online.The benefits to our clients include, faster workflow from acquisition to end product and higher quality original and master footage.
The EX-1 also takes the new Letus lens kits for reduced depth of field, giving an awesome film look using prime lenses.
Clients, including MAF Biosecurity New Zealand, Repco, Pit Stop and NZ Trade & Enterprise, OCS Cannon and IBM, have all been delighted with the results, and so have we.