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Old July 20th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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5D M II or T1i... work with XL2 ?

I have an XL2 and am hoping to add a second camera to get another angle to cut to during edits. I like shooting stills as well, so the 5D OR T1i seem like they might be a better choice than another large XL2. Has anyone compared the footage from either of these to the XL2? I realize that the XL2 can shoot in different formats, and I will have to match format with the 5d or T1i...
I am hoping the difference in the look will be negligible so that I can switch from one shot to the other without it appearing totally different. Anyone with some experience with shooting either of these cameras that can comment?
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Old July 21st, 2009, 12:55 AM   #2
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Both cameras you are looking at happen to shoot HD video, and therefore will be of higher end then the XL2- however, if you shoot 4:3 then the 5D also has this option and therefore would probably be a good match for your project.

Although, having been an XL-2 owner is the past, and a current 5D owner, I can tell you that there really is no comparison, the quality of the 5D really and truly kills the XL-2 in most situations. However, I still believe for video purposes, the XL2 is a better camera, except for those 12 minutes of glory when shooting with a 5D.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 11:44 PM   #3
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Thanks Louis. Sounds like the 5D will work nicely, and likely the t1i will as well. Do you think there will be a noticeable difference in picture quality in terms of color qualities, frame rate etc? I was thinking I could reduce the image detail from HD to ExtD to match the XL2 and am curious if the image wil end up looking close or not. Any thoughts?
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