Noob Needs Help.
Posted 23 September 2006 - 01:08 AM
1. I want a Canon XL something. Should I go with the H1 (even though I broadcast in SD only)?
2. I want 3 Canon XL somethings. What should I do (with a non-linear post facility) about the SMTPE timecodes?
3. Is the XL the BEST bang for your buck? I honestly (although it is a small and pointless argument) would prefer a shoulder-resting camera for stability's sake. Am I wrong to think that and why?
Any help is better than none.
Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:44 PM
As far as shoulder stability goes, I've read untold numbers of shooters who complain about the XLs and their being too "nose-heavy." I've been shooting with them for over 6 years and had no problems with stability that was out of the ordinary.
Edited by Jay Gladwell, 24 September 2006 - 07:45 PM.
Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:48 PM
Posted 25 September 2006 - 05:18 PM
Thanks for the replies!
Posted 27 September 2006 - 10:40 PM
I'm using them both, XL2 for an outdoor TV show, and the H1 in high-end weddings. I recommend you get what your clients are asking for. The nice thing about starting with the XL2 is that you can cover the lower end productions well. The HD is not in high demand as most people think, due to the cost of post-production. If you have the RAM and Hard Drive space, then the H1 would be a great start because you can still shoot SD with it. Also, when using the MA-300 adapter, you can kick 4 lines of audio (I use this). And another bonus is that I can really load the cameras up with gear and balance them easily on the steadicams.
Let me know how it goes. I'm a huge fan of the XL cams.
~ Sampson Rolen
Timeless Media Inc
Posted 07 November 2006 - 06:02 PM
Posted 07 November 2006 - 07:15 PM