Director of Photography Scott Moore Finds Best Things Come in Small (Camera) Packages

News photographer turned Director of Photography/Producer/Director Scott Moore is crushing on his first small form-factor camera, the AG-HPX250 P2 HD handheld. After a lengthy stint at WLEX-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lexington, KY, Scott moved on to creative production, and currently is the producer of an outdoor fishing show. He supplements that day job with regular freelance work for clients such as Dan’s Depot, specialists in outdoor survival gear and training, and Championship Productions, a national producer of coaching and athletes’ instructional video products.HPX250-Behind-the-Camera-logo-small

Scott,  who racked up more than 30 state and regional awards as a TV photojournalist and has won four Regional Emmy Awards as a producer/DP, did extensive research when he decided to upgrade to HD production, and thought long and hard before he decided against a shoulder-mount camera. “I was predisposed to Panasonic after my years of success with the company’s DVCPRO tape-based models,” he said. “Panasonic’s cameras just keep getting better and better, but I surprised myself when I opted for a handheld after decades of ENG-style shooting.”

The majority of Scott’s work is for internet distribution, and his usual acquisition format is AVC-Intra 50. He edits on Avid Media Composer 6.

HPX250-DP Scott Moore“Aesthetically, the HPX250 is a beautiful camera,” Scott said. “That may sound trivial, but I’ve spent my life behind a camera, and I appreciate that it’s good-looking and ergonomically friendly. All the controls—the gain, the white balances—are exactly where I need them to be.”

“The 22X wide zoom lens is incredible: powerful on such a small camera,” he said. “The camera is balanced to excel in low light. The manual functions, the three independent adjustable rings for Zoom/Focus/Iris, are thoroughly professional.  Menu settings are high-end and versatile.”

“I can put the HPX250 into a shoot for a worldwide production company or a local business,” Scott added. “I can upgrade to microP2 card or external recording, if I choose. Altogether, this is a high-performing, affordable camera that I can depend on.”

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