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Old September 5th, 2008, 03:16 PM   #1
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Canon XL1 as second cam for XHa1

I'm looking at a XL1, which is told to have low hours on it, but has a faulty fire wire port. Asking price is around 800.00. Would this be worth having as a B-Roll camera? Or, should I get an hv30 as a second cam.

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Old September 5th, 2008, 05:02 PM   #2
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Personally I would go with the p HV30. The XL1 is going to look a lot softer, and it's 4:3. You'd be mixing HD and SD footage too.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #3
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Strongly recommend an HV30 over an XL1 any day. It's HD and the image is *much* prettier than an XL1.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 10:08 AM   #4
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the xl1 is a great camera but for the money i would get an hv30. you could do a feature on either camera but for the money the hv30 is awesome.
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