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Old July 9th, 2011, 05:28 AM   #1
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Philip Bloom's Review of XF100/5 and XA10



Video review of the Canon XA-10, XF100 and XF105 | Philip Bloom

Very positive about both, nearly same IQ, but likes 4:2:2 codec of XF as well as ergonomics. Added XF105 to personal kit for behind the scenes filming.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 08:50 AM   #2
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Re: Philip Bloom's Review of XF100/5 and XA10

Thanks for that. Nice review. Maybe Canon should use his line about the XF camcorder being a pro camera that someone left in the tumble dryer until it shrunk.

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Re: Philip Bloom's Review of XF100/5 and XA10

It was a useful review. I ordered an xf100 today, and look forward to using it as well as two Canon 7D's. I read elsewhere on this forum that to cut XF footage with Canon DSLR footage, one needs to "dial down" the color in the DSLR.

There is also another Vimeo (I think) video review that makes the point that the XF100 and 105 work very well within limits (mainly lighting limits, as I recall).
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That is my review, what I said in another Vimeo review is even more important - the 4:2:2 color space allowsbfor extensive postbproduction corrections that will rescue underexposed sequences that are unrecoverable if shot on dSLRs. Also, can more easily change thevlook, rather than baking in vivd colors I shoot in Cine V as modified by ALan RObert's "BBC" settings and then decide later how I want it to look. DSLRs their look simply because their footage can not be easily manipulated, so what you see is what you get.
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