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Old April 14th, 2018, 06:50 PM   #1
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Good B-cam for C100

I'm wondering if there is a good, but inexpensive, camera out there that will produce footage that will edit together well with my C100?

Currently I'm in production on a food and lifestyle series, mainly shot on my C100 at 30p and Wide DR image profile. Everything looks great, and production has been cruising along nicely, but shooting the cooking segments with a single camera isn't ideal.

Having a second camera to shoot with for the cooking segments would be great. However, the other cameras I own don't match well with the C100. There are drastic differences in image quality and camera performance between my C100 and other cameras.

So, I am toying with the idea of purchasing another camera that would edit well with the C100. The big challenge is going to be the budget. Originally I was not planning on adding a second camera to this project so soon, so there is no more equipment budget left. Any funds I am able to scrape together will have to come through cutting the budget in other places, but I'm really not sure how much I'll be able to come up with.

Any suggestions for inexpensive cameras that will cut well with a C100?
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Old April 14th, 2018, 07:15 PM   #2
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Re: Good B-cam for C100

Hi Adam,

In my opinion, a good second camera to match the C100... is another C100. There are some authorized Cinema EOS dealers that some original C100's (not the Mk. II version) at very low blow-out prices. See the dealer text ads at the bottom of this page and try calling around. I think you can get a very good deal on one.
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Old April 14th, 2018, 11:45 PM   #3
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Re: Good B-cam for C100

Hi Adam,

My current b-camera for the C100 is the 70d. It's useless to me without magic lantern and I find the AF not reliable as I have been burned by it before, even when it clearly had a box around the talent's face on the LCD.

Here's a good example of both cameras, The wide is the C100 in the interview, there is also some 70d in the vision of the kids doing the CPR training.


So in short 70d with technicolor and magic lantern for zebras and peaking.

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