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#1 Danielito

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 11:44 AM

Hi guys,

Me and some friends are looking to buy a film camera as we want to make a film with a real film look. Is the HVX200 or DVX100 good for that or is any other film camera better to go for it in the same price range? What about the Canon XL2 and the Sony HVR-A1e? Which camera can you consider as good to work with for realizing a film for 24p?

Thanks a lot!
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 11:48 AM

Me and some friends are looking to buy a film camera as we want to make a film with a real film look.


Your question is confusing -- are you asking about film cameras because the rest of your question is about video cameras.

Looking at the other new posts, I now see that you've cross-posted this question.

Don't cross post. Which category do you want this question to be answered in?
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#3 Carlos Martínez

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 07:17 AM

Me and some friends are looking to buy a film camera as we want to make a film with a real film look. Is the HVX200 or DVX100 good for that or is any other film camera better to go for it in the same price range? What about the Canon XL2 and the Sony HVR-A1e? Which camera can you consider as good to work with for realizing a film for 24p?


Daniel,

If your question is for real, you should consider other options. Buying a film camera is a large investment, particularly if you want high quality. Shooting film is very expensive and once it's gone it's gone. Audio is also recorded separately in film (although I prefer to shoot double-system even in video), which would increase your cost.

For film you should better rent your equipment.

Of course I am talking 16mm film, which would need blow-up to 35mm processing later on, making this process even more expensive.

But you can shoot HD video (forget the DVX100) in any fashion (60i, 50i 24p) and still get good results transferring to film after editing. Your larger expense will be there, but much less than film as a whole.

If you really want to go to film from video, I think it might be better to pick a JVC HD110, perhaps using cinema lenses.

This is all described in a pill: it's quite complex, as David said.

Edited by Carlos E. Martinez, 31 July 2006 - 07:18 AM.

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