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Match look of sdx900 with canon xl2?


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#1 Stephan Löhr

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Posted 14 August 2005 - 10:03 AM

Hi !

Is it possible to match the look of the sdx 900 with the canon xl2 ?????
I shoot a film with both canon xl2 and panasonic sdx900 but i want to make their gamma and color be similar.


thanks in advance,

Stephan
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#2 Daniel Andreas

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 01:17 AM

Hi !

Is it possible to match the  look of the sdx 900 with the canon xl2 ?????
I shoot a film with both canon xl2 and panasonic sdx900 but i want to make their gamma and color be similar.
thanks in advance,

Stephan

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The best thing is to try to stay with the SDX900 for the entire production.
If you HAVE to use an inferior format go with the DVX100A for your 2nd Unit camera -- they CAN match somewhat and I have done this recently with my SDX900 and two DVX100A rentals. There is a setting on the CD Rom (also available online) called DVX MATCH. Use it to get the SDX intercut with the DVX somewhat.

Having said that you will never get the same look out of a 25MB/s signal from a prosumer camera compared to a broadcast camcorder in DVCPro50 with a SD or HD lens. Color space, chip set, compression, resolution, optics are all vastly different. But if you HAVE to intercut the two formats I would recommend to shoot the majority with the SDX, including the wider shots. The DVX can look good on closer shots that have less detail.

Stay away from the XL2 -- it won't match the SDX and the only solution you may have is to "fix it in post" by adding some silly posterize or color effect (B&W, sepia etc) to purpously set them apart so it doesn't look like one camera was not as good as the other camera.... :unsure:
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