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XL2 vs. XLH1 Quality After Down Conversion


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#1 Joe Taylor

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 03:13 PM

Trying to justify the purchase of a XLH1. Since at the present there is really no way to present HDV material after editing in the practical real-world, I am wondering if footage shot with an Canon XL2 (16:9, 30P) will compete with HDV footage shot with an XLH1 after it has been down converted to SD (16:9, 30f).

Has anybody had the opportunity to compare this scenario? If so, can you offer with a no BS assessment?

Thank you.
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#2 Jack Barker

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 03:42 PM

Hey Joe - I think the simple practical answer is, no real difference. I think there may be some tricks you could do in down-converting the XLH1 footage to make it look a bit better, but that's beyond my capacity and understanding, since I don't own any HD gear.

Here's a link from the website of a DP pal that you might find interesting. The SD/HD sample grabs are quite interesting.

http://www.film-and-...o.com/sdhd.html

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#3 Joe Taylor

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 04:09 PM

That is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks, Jack.
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