OWN using HDSLR for part Of Network Series

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has released a teaser for their new series “Master Class” on their website.

The video shows that the B-camera in the production of the series appears to be done completely on Canon DSLR’s with Redrock Micro support rails, matte boxes, Follow Focus and their new EVF – The full teaser in MP4 format can be downloaded and viewed from the OWN website at http://goo.gl/2sUIm.  Primary A-Roll camera is confirmed to be using a Red camera.

In QT player, you can clearly see the setups at TC 1:30 and 2:29.

The camera at timecode 2:39 shows the RED as the primary camera.

The image quality is outstanding as I originally saw this teaser on cable with a HDTV and went searching for the web version of the teaser.  The image quality more than held up to “broadcast” standards – especially intercut with the RED footage  I’m curious as to their post production workflow as well.

With all the money there disposal, this is a major announcement to prove DSLR video is really ready for broadcast.

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