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#1 Thibaut de Chemellier

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 09:22 AM

Hi,
I'm gonna shoot a music video in Paris this month with the Mini-35 system. All the sequences are in exterior condition with bright sunshine and all the people will wear white clothes...what's the best camera for the job :dvx100,200 Sony Z1, JVC HD-100 or Canon xl2, xlh1 ?

What kind of filters or set ups are the most effective (black or White Promist, Low contrast or Ultra contrast?)

I will only have diffusion frame and mirrors... no HMI.
I'll use Nikon AiS or HS-Zeiss primes.
Thanks
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 07:15 PM

Hi,
I'm gonna shoot a music video in Paris this month with the Mini-35 system. All the sequences are in exterior condition with bright sunshine and all the people will wear white clothes...what's the best camera for the job :dvx100,200 Sony Z1, JVC HD-100 or Canon xl2, xlh1 ?

What kind of filters or set ups are the most effective (black or White Promist, Low contrast or Ultra contrast?)

I will only have diffusion frame and mirrors... no HMI.
I'll use Nikon AiS or HS-Zeiss primes.
Thanks



Define your idea of "best", then we can perhaps suggest a solution.
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#3 Thibaut de Chemellier

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Posted 20 July 2006 - 04:19 AM

I though it was obvious...Witch camera has the best dynamic in high levels...I don't want that extreme highlights become yellowish....

I was told by a very good Video camera tech here in Paris that it was the Panasonic dvx-100 & hvx-200 that were the best on that point.

Anyway I think I'm gonna choose the HVX-200 for its slow motion abilities in 720p.
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#4 Matt Workman

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 07:13 PM

At that level camera (no 2/3 chip) I haven't noticed a large difference. The HVX has a larger color space than the HDV/DV cameras also.

I would choose the HVX/Mini35 with some Zeiss lenses with anti-glare coating. Also a mattebox with ND for controlling DOF and some grad filters for wide shots.

White clothing ... in bright sunlight ... is that part of the treatment? That is pretty rough, are they dark skinned?

I would underexpose at least a stop and bring it up in post. 720pN has a lot of room to tweak in post (4:2:2) especially for a SD DVD output.

Please post the video when its done.
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#5 Thibaut de Chemellier

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 04:32 AM

Thank you Matt, but unfortunately the shooting has been cancelled....maybe another time...
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