XLH1 or 7d or both?
Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:18 PM
I'm gona shoot a short film pretty soon and have the possibility to use those 2 cameras. Now the 7D I know what the advantages are especially in low light situations. But with the Canon XLH1 I have no experience whatsoever and it is hard to find a decent short to see how it works in different lighting situations.
We will have 3 locations 1 in a board room where we keep the room very dark and misterious, one bedroom sceen also farely dark and one outside in a park.
What do u guys think any advise for me.
thanks a lot
Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:28 PM
For dramatic filmmaking that aspires to theatrical-style production values, the 7D, no question.
For documentaries and operating on the run or far from support, the XLH1.
Although if you're into buying a 7D, the difference between that and the much cheaper 550D/T2i is negligible.
Posted 08 December 2010 - 10:16 PM
So we should use the 7D then cause that's what he is going the theatrical look.
Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:23 PM
Posted 09 December 2010 - 05:31 PM
7D wherever you want the shallow dof and detail is less critical (e.g. close ups etc).
XLH1 for shots were detail is more important than shallow dof (e.g. wides).
Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:56 PM
I don't think they'll match very well. The XLH1 is a small-chip 3CCD camera, the 7D is a large single CMOS camera. Technologies, picture control options and storage codecs differ wildly.
Posted 10 December 2010 - 01:52 PM
Thanks so much for all the help guys.