Cameras are all different. A lot of cameras have very similar features, but when it comes down to it, they are all different. Edit House Productions has been at the forefront of new technologies since our company opened in 2000. We’ve gone from SD (standard-definition) to HD (high-definition) to now 4k video production. But what does that mean? What’s the difference between all of these?

SD video production or standard definition was where it all started. In the beginning, cameras were only able to shoot in, what we call 4:3. This refers to the aspect ratio. The 4:3 aspect ratio was basically a square box where the video played. SD video was also smaller in size. The maximum frame size of the video was just 768×576.

HD video production changed how we literally see the video. When HD video was introduced and used, it changed the aspect ratio and frame size. The aspect ratio changed from 4:3 to 16:9. The change meant not only a larger frame size, up to 1920×1080, it also changed how we view videos. The frame size changed from a box-like view to more of a rectangle we are used to seeing today.

When 4k video production was introduced, things changed again. The aspect ratio stayed the same, 16:9, but the frame size increased dramatically. What was once a game-changing increase to 1920×1080 seems small as cameras today can film in 4k resolution, 4096×2160, and even higher resolution in other cameras.

We wanted to test our cameras to show the difference between one of our oldest cameras, the HD Sony XDCAM, purchased in 2006, the 4K Sony FS700, purchased in 2016, and Edit House Productions’ newest cameras, the 4K Sony FX9. Below are the example videos to show exactly how the image looks different. We used the same shot, iso, iris, and color correction on the videos.

If you’re looking for 4K video production, Edit House Productions can help. We also offer a 2,000-square-foot film studio in Rio Rancho, NM.

Check out  the camera comparison below:


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