Although HD DSLRs like the Canon EOS 7D and EOS 5D have been generating incredible buzz out of the filmmaking community, Nunes doesn’t believe the cameras are suitable for all projects. “There’s no silver bullet for anything,” he says. “I feel like every camera system has a purpose and some are more flexible than others. From the standpoint for what we were doing, it was a great camera. We could get in and out, and get a great image out of it. If I were going to do something that required more consistency of image, movement, or if I needed more parameters for luminance values, I would have to use a different camera that has more selection. Again, this is another tool with its own set of positives and negatives.”
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