Documentary for TV broadcast with EOS M1 In: Cameras Posted September 18, 2016 2 hours ago, joema said: It is ironic that networks require this since the technical quality they deliver is often so poor. Note this frame grab of NBC footage from the Olympics. It is smeared, blurry, full of artifacts. Their excuse would probably be "it's not us, it's Comcast". However transmission of network content is a signal chain that's only as strong as the weakest link. If they permit gross degradation of image quality at any point in the chain, then being persnickety about technical matters at other points is simply lost in the noise. It implies they don't really care about image quality. The technical quality of NBC Olympic content delivered to end users was so bad that the below footage from 1894 was actually better. Imagine that -- some of the first film footage ever shot, and it's better than what NBC delivered. Despite having supercomputers on a chip, satellites in space, and optical fiber spanning the globe, the delivered quality was worse than an old piece of film. Oh, brother. If you are willing to pay Comcast $80 a month for a highly compressed crap picture who is an idiot in this scenario NBC or you? My advice is use 1930s technology called an antenna and watch NBC for free with a much sharper picture. Does NBC have to come to your house and spoon feed you? I plug my $50 antenna into my Windows 8.1 PC with media center and have a free DVR. I don't have cable because I don't want to pay for a crappier picture. Using Comcast as an excuse to do a pro job with an M1 is weak. I am an amateur but for my day job no one would even think of cutting corners like that. Honestly for a lot of pro shoots camera rentals are the least of their expenses. If someone is thinking of doing this as a job I would probably just get a loan and buy a C100 mk II. Use it for the project and sell it. Someone sold one for $3,500 on ebay in August. The camera sells for $3,999 new at B&H. Do the math. Even with ridiculous ebay fees you are probably out $1,000 when it is all said and done. And your 1080p video looks great. I don't know. $1,000 investment for your day job? Peanuts in my industry.