Shooting Star Wars

2002-05-22 22:03 ☼ post

Shooting Star Wars,’ Bit by Bit.

The latest Star Wars’ film was shot without any film at all. Instead, a special digital videocamera was used. By Eric A. Taub. [New York Times: Technology]

I wonder how different this type of digital video camera is from say the MiniDV format? I remember in Wired a few years back George Lucas talked about doing digital video using some kind of giant storage system. Tape definitely seems to me like it would be a lot more practical.