We are now in the technological era. It’s just but normal when gadgets keep on upgrading every once in a while. What may be latest today will not be the latest tomorrow. The smaller they become, the more features are put into them. Whether it gets simpler or complicated is up to the user.
As an amateur filmmaker, I’m already familiar with some of the gadgets and software that are used in production and post-production purposes. I’ve learned that 24fps or frames-per-second is used in film, and 30fps in video. There is also a difference between “digital” and “film” formats. The film format uses rolls of film, varying from sizes of 35mm, 16mm, or super 8mm where the higher is the better. In the digital format, as what we now use, it is already a computer file from tapes like mini DV, DVC pro, betacam, hi8, etc. Here, we have two types of cameras, the standard, and the latest high definition. In editing, I use Adobe Premiere Pro which editors use, as mentioned in the panel discussion.
Because of the fast changing world of technology, many kinds of equipment come out in the market. It is advised that filmmakers must choose wisely what to use, ones that are suited for their film. Check the features first and look at what is really needed. As one of the panelists said, it doesn’t matter what technology you use, whether old or new. It’s how you brilliantly conceptualized your story. What you need are good and trusted staff and crew. The most important thing is that you are able to put into the big screen and tell the people the message that you want your film to say.