PBS will present the HD production of “The Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: In the Heart of Music” to millions of viewers later this month.
The competition was produced in the 1080i high-definition format. Some of the competitors, including key performers and finalists, were captured using Sony’s HDW-700A camcorder, recording to Sony’s HDCAM videocassettes.
Others were shot using Sony’s new HDV camcorders, a combination of the professional version HVR-Z1U and the consumer version HDR-FX1. The HDV camcorders captured the action on Sony’s new DigtalMaster tape.
The documentary producers downconverted HD footage to SD as it was being shot so that it could be streamed live from the Cliburn competition’s Web site.
For more information, visit www.cliburn.org.