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TrendWatch Fast Fact: HDCam Most Popular with HD ProducersTop HD formats include HDCam, D7-HD (DVCPro-HD), and D5-HD
In this weekly quick feature, TrendWatch founding partner Jim Whittington offers you interesting factoids based on market research from the broadcast and graphics industries. This week, take a look at the tight race between HD camcorder formats.
Fact: Among HD users, which account for about one in five U.S. studios/facilities, eight out of ten (82%) use HDCam, 64% use D5-HD, and 60% use the D7-HD format.
Why should you care?
As we reported in an earlier Fast Fact, one in five U.S. studios/facilities currently use HD in their production. The battle between Panasonics DVCPRO HD and Sonys HDCam is a tight race, with HDCam in the lead. This will widen, in the view of TrendWatch experts, with Sonys HDCam SR along with HDCam taking a wider lead in the months to come. Many of us will be staying tuned for this race.
-- Excerpted from the TrendWatch Visual Effects/Dynamic Media Report Issue #4, Winter 2003-2004 and TrendWatch survey databases
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