Posted Sun Jan 6, 2013 1:50PM
I bought a Sony NEX-5R for an upcoming backpacking trip through SE Asia, but dreaded bringing my Canon 60D gear with me. After doing 20 hours of research, I didn't realize later that the camera's internal compression bit rate is only about half of the bit rate of the 60D -- 20 to 24mb/s.
Question: Is this bitrate good enough for most stock footage places to take? I know I have to unwrap it to ProRes and then spit it out as JPEG quality or something, and I'm not asking about lens quality, aspect ratio, or anything.
<b>Is this camera's bit rate acceptable as a starting point, or do I have to buy a Ninja to record straight to ProRes or bring my 60D?</b>
Ninja link: http://www.amazon.com/Atomos-Ninja-Portable-HDMI-Recorder/dp/B0055V1CF6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3ADBUXB6NXP15&coliid=I1SL86X4YHIZV2