Canon L2 Hi8
Posted 17 April 2007 - 11:17 PM
Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:56 AM
Posted 18 April 2007 - 10:39 AM
I don't know a great deal about the Canon L2 but I saw one once in the second department of a camera store. It looked like a nice set up - interchangeable lenses and the option of manual exposure control. I believe that the design of the Canon XL1 was loosly based on this camera model. Although the resolution wouldn't compare with today's modern video cameras, Ive found that Ive got some surprisingly nice images with old semi-pro analogue video formats like SVHS.
Resolution-wise, Hi8 is 400 LOR and MiniDV is 530 LOR. If you output right from a Hi8 camera to the computer, it can produce nice looking images.
Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:17 PM
Posted 18 April 2007 - 03:28 PM
320 lines, I think.
Posted 18 April 2007 - 04:22 PM
I've always just used my hi8 sony handycam, but am looking to get something a little bit more professional. I've done a couple of weddings and other events with my old camera, but i really want an upgrade. Another question i have is how to transfer footage to my computer. I've been using adobe premiere for editing. If its analog, that means there is no firewire hookup, correct?
If you have your heart set on this camera, then you can just buy a cheap Digital 8 camera and capture your Hi8 via firewire, or canopus and many others produce firewire-analogue AD converters.
Posted 18 April 2007 - 10:37 PM
Posted 18 April 2007 - 10:47 PM
Edited by Dan Goldberg, 18 April 2007 - 10:47 PM.