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#1 David Auner aac

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 05:30 AM

Hi guys,

I'll be lighting a shoot with a HPX500 and a HVX200 as B camera tomorrow. What speed can I expect from the 500? I was told by the owner of the 200 that it's about two stops slower than the 500. Is that your experience as well? Thanks!

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#2 Mitch Gross

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:34 PM

That's a little much. There are a number of settings that can effect the difference, but we generally call it about one stop difference.
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#3 David Auner aac

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:36 PM

That's a little much. There are a number of settings that can effect the difference, but we generally call it about one stop difference.


Hi Mitch,

thanks. So what can I expect from the two? Around 320 and 640 respectively? I just need a ballpark guide to set my light levels, fine tuning will be done on the monitor anyways.

Cheers, Dave
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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:46 PM

I normally rate the 200 around a 250~320 depending on the scene (320 for most lit ints/exts and 250 (sometimes lower) for night shooting depending how much black there is in there.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:55 PM

Hi Mitch,

thanks. So what can I expect from the two? Around 320 and 640 respectively? I just need a ballpark guide to set my light levels, fine tuning will be done on the monitor anyways.

Cheers, Dave

Sounds roughly correct.
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#6 Seth Melnick

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 04:36 PM

Thats interesting - I tend to rate my 500 at 320 - and about 2 stops better then the 200 - 2 stops is really an apparant not actual amount. THe darks get noisy quicker on the 200 so even if you have detail its not as good so 2 stops has been safe for me
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#7 David Auner aac

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 01:33 AM

Thanks guys, will let you know how it went, maybe post some stills too!

Cheers, Dave
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#8 David Auner aac

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 02:24 AM

Hi folks,

first day went well, aside from me having a cold since Monday. we were going for a low key moody disco look (we actually shot in a disco). From what I gather, the exposure difference between the two was closer to two stops than one but that might have been due to gamma and scene file settings. I hope I can share some set pics/still tonight...

Cheers, Dave
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#9 Natalie Saito

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 07:28 PM

Hey all!

Do you know where I can find the operation manual for this camera? I checked the Panasonic website and I couldn't find one for this particular model. thanks a bunch!
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