Panasonic-shot film selected for Sundance
THIN, a documentary about young women with eating disorders directed by internationally-renowned still photographer Lauren Greenfield and shot with Panasonic 24p cameras (the AJ-SDX900 DVCPRO50 camera backed up by the mini-DV AG-DVX100A), will screen in the Documentary Competition at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 19-29 in Park City, Utah.
Produced by Greenfield, R.J. Cutler, Amanda Micheli (the director of photography) and Ted Skillman in concert with HBO Documentary Films, THIN will premiere on HBO this fall.
Panasonic’s AJ-SDX900 offers operator-controllable selection of EFP-quality 4:2:2 sampled DVCPRO50 or classic 4:1:1 sampled DVCPRO recording, with support for native 16:9 wide-screen. The AJ-SDX900, according to Panasonic, is the first 50Mbps 4:2:2 sampled standard definition camcorder to offer 24 frames-per-second progressive scan (480/24p) acquisition, in addition to 30 frames-per-second progressive (480/30p) and 60-fields-per-second interlace scan (480/60i) capture.