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Canon XF Series HD Camcorders
Canon XF305, XF205 and XF105 (with SDI), Canon XF300, XF200 and XF100 (without SDI).


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Old May 25th, 2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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xf100 and SmallHD for Event

I recently used my xf100 for event projects at our church. One was a 3-camera shoot (with another xf100 and my XH-A1s which has since been traded in) and another was just a 1-camera shoot.

The combination of a SmallHD 6 inch HD monitor and the Canon zr 2000 zoom control was very useful when camera operators had to "keep our heads down" but still operate the xf100's effectively. The zr2000 provides adjustable zoom speed and off-camera control location.

The attached image shows one of the setups.

Additional equipment:

- Rode NTG-1 on Rycote mount (for backup audio) into XLR 1
- Sachtler Cine DSLR fluid head on Gitzo CF legs
- Zacuto arm with Manfrotto clamp
- Sony 7506 headphones

Additional equipment not shown:

- SD 302 field mixer (getting feed from sound board) into XLR 2
- Marantz Pro 661 with Oade Brothers mods (getting feed from sound board) for further backup audio.
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Old July 24th, 2012, 11:09 AM   #2
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Re: xf100 and SmallHD for Event

Was the XF100 a significant improvement over the XHA1s? I'm asking because, I have since traded in mine and have opted to go with the XLH1 instead. I am also considering making a move to the XF100 but the lack of a second and third ring is a huge turn off for me.

Any thoughts?
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Old July 24th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #3
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Re: xf100 and SmallHD for Event

Maurice

Don't let that put you off but be prepared to learn the features on the camera first i have had mine a few days now and are starting to see what it is capable of it gets better with time
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