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#1 Pari Mathur

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:33 PM

For my shoot I have the choice to use both cameras: one panasonic hvx-200 and one panasonic dvx-100b.

I can use both if necessary and would ideally like to in order to expedite the shooting.

Here is my question: Is there a way I can set up and shoot with both cameras and have the quality of the image look similar?
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#2 Daniel Carruthers

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 02:19 PM

Yeah if you shoot the hvx in sd mode on minidv tape, I dont know why you would want to do that?
And not take advantage of the P2 cards?
if you go this route you may as well get to 100bs.
are you shooting a short film or a feature? if I where you I would use the one hvx in HD, and not bother with the second camera
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#3 Daniel Carruthers

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 02:21 PM

Yeah if you shoot the hvx in sd mode on minidv tape, I dont know why you would want to do that?
And not take advantage of the P2 cards?
if you go this route you may as well get two 100bs.
are you shooting a short film or a feature? if I where you I would use the one hvx in HD, and not bother with the second camera
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#4 Walter Graff

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:27 PM

For my shoot I have the choice to use both cameras: one panasonic hvx-200 and one panasonic dvx-100b.

I can use both if necessary and would ideally like to in order to expedite the shooting.

Here is my question: Is there a way I can set up and shoot with both cameras and have the quality of the image look similar?


You can use both just fine. The HVX is really a DVX that also does pixel shift HD so it's really a DVX in SD mode. And that is the key. You can not shoot one in HD mode and the other in DV mode. They must both shoot DV mode.
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#5 Dan Goldberg

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:27 PM

what Daniel said is true. The only way to make the HVX look like DVX is to lower the quality (ie. not use the P2 cards). So...it's kind of a waste to use both don't you think?

Stick with the HVX. It'll save you some trouble and it'll look REALLY nice :)

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#6 Walter Graff

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 04:53 PM

what Daniel said is true. The only way to make the HVX look like DVX is to lower the quality (ie. not use the P2 cards). So...it's kind of a waste to use both don't you think?



Fomrats are like buckets that hold infomration, noting more. Using a fomrat that has a greater potential but only using it as a DV recorder means you get DV spec, not something more. FOmrats determine quality, noot storage devices. Having shot a few projects with both cameras I can say from experience that in DV mode they are the same camera.
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#7 Jeff Webster

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 05:16 PM

Also there is a gamma selection in the HVX called 'SD' and this matches the exact gamma of the DVX.
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