I just did an experiment, and I'd like people's opinions and expert knowledge about it.
Using our Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 program, I set it for RED R3D 4K 16x9 29.97, because Red-One footage will be the primary footage in the timeline, but there will be some video footage from our Sony EX1 and our Nikon D7000 along with it. I, of course, had to enlarge the Sony and Nikon clips to fit in the 4K 16x9 frame.
After making a test sample program, I rendered the entire thing, transferred it to Encore, and made a Blu-Ray disc.
My question is this: After projecting it onto a 100" screen, it seems the Nikon D7000 footage is a higher quality and sharper than that from the Sony EX1. Why would that be the case?
Is the Nikon D7000 capable of producing BETTER video than the Sony EX1 ? Or, is all this just my imagination.
Have any of you combined footage like this for television documentaries? Which camera would you prefer over the other, and why? I'm just concerned with the Sony compared to the Nikon at this point. It is obvious that the Red-One puts out the best images in the industry.
If you can give me any help or personal experience about this, and I would be most grateful.