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Panasonic AG-3DA1 and HDC-Z10000 Field Production Rigs with lossless capture
  • I decided to use tried and tested cameras as it was time to make my first film and I did not want to screw up.

    1. First up :- Panasonic HDC-Z10000

    Best used indoors due to the reduced IA.

    This can output frame-packed 1080p on HDMI 1.4 - this can be captured via Ultrastudio 3D and a MBP with Thunderbolt. More details on the entire rig here.

    This includes power supply solution, and DIY LANC remote.

    I highly recommend the Cyclopital3D filter attachment for the Z10000.

    a. LANC Remote - Modded the wireless remote and attached the IR led in front of the IR receptor. Used an old mp3 jogging pouch as tripod pouch.

    b. DIY rig for using Ultrastudio 3D in the field - battery, cables and tripod platform mods.

    c. MBP modded with DVD-BD replaced by second SSD for capture.

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  • Second up :- Panasonic AG-3DA1

    Best used outdoors due to the lifesize IA.

    This can output dual channels over 2x SDI connectors. The easiest way to capture is by using 2x Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 - setup for capture to ProRes.

    This includes power supply solution, and a baseplate as well as attaching all the gear together.

    I highly recommend the Zunow 3D WA attachment for the 3DA1.

    a. I took out the standard BMD battery, drilled some holes and attached full BNC connectors externally. The connectors are sideways for space saving.

    b. Standard Sony battery chargers - the charging electronics was removed and a center hole drilled. Then it was all screwed to the baseplate. 7.2v was connected in series for 14.4 V of power. I get 4 hours of constant recording. Can get higher capacity batteries if needed.

    c. I used the space on 3 sides to tap and drill some holes to attach the 2x Shuttles together.

    Works like a charm though its a bit heavy and bulky.

  • You are really serious.

    How Panasonic HDC-Z10000 quality compares to Sony 3D cameras?

  • I only had the sony TD1 which I sold off. I cannot compare to the others. Z10000 comes out sharper - but I suspect its because its digital sharpened. I prefer the flatter softer image from 3DA1

  • I only had the sony TD1 which I sold off.

    Why you sold it? Due to manual things (absence of them in 3D)?

  • It only provides interlaced image - I did not want to deal with that.

  • It only provides interlaced image - I did not want to deal with that.

    Got it. But for all passive TVs it makes zero difference.

  • Yup - I am hoping to send this in to festivals so..