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‘Protocols’ cinematographer shoots documentary with Panasonic’s AJ-SDX900
2/2/2005

The new documentary “The Protocols of Zion,” an appraisal of contemporary anti-Semitism from veteran filmmaker, Marc Levin, made its international debut at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

Mark Benjamin shot the 90-minute documentary with a Panasonic AJ-SDX900 DVCPRO50 Cinema 24p camera. At $30 for 30 minutes of tape, Benjamin said the camera is cost-effective.

He shot “Protocols” at 24p using Cine Gamma and “a very reasonable setting that didn’t overcrank to look like enhanced video.” He used a superwide and a 22:1 zoom lens. He also used Panasonic’s AG-DVX100A MiniDV 3-CCD camcorder as a second camera on the shoot.

For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.

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