HVX200 DV vs XL2 DV
Posted 16 May 2006 - 10:31 PM
I'm shooting a interior rock concert on DV. The band will have the usual rock show lighting - saturated colors etc.
I want to shoot in 16:9 24p, so I'm trying to decide between using the HVX200 or the XL2. I know this isn't taking full advantage of what the HVX200 has to offer, but budget limitations (and, umm, 8GB P2 cards) prevent me from doing so. I hate the HDV color compression and since I don't need HD anyway I'm avoiding those cams, popular as they are.
So I guess the question is: how does the HVX200 DV 16:9 24p footage look, compared to the XL2 DV 16:9 24p? Does anyone have any experience using the HVX200 with miniDV tapes?
I suppose the best option would be something like the SDX900, but again: $$$.
Posted 16 May 2006 - 11:34 PM
Check that link to a video shot on the HVX. I understand your concern for not having enough space to shoot a concert; bummer. If you aren't shooting all over the stage, you can go live into FCP (multiple camera's as well ), but I'm sure you don't want to do that.
It really depends on which format you're are going to be shooting. You can shoot onto dvc pro 50 which should be just fine compression wise.
Posted 25 May 2006 - 09:47 AM
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