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Old November 28th, 2008, 01:47 AM   #1
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XHA1 + Z7U Weddings

RF Productions 2008 Demo Reel on Vimeo


Combo of the two!
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Old November 28th, 2008, 12:14 PM   #2
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Looks like you spent some time on the reel and I thought it looked great. It seems the two cams worked well together.
Was there a lot of post work involved for the reel and what did you have to go through to make the cams look so close to each other?
There was one scene (I think it's the one where a couple is kissing and looks like parents are with them) that has a greenish/tint hue to it, was that on purpose?
I didn't notice any real rolling shutter issues. Did you have to plan your shots to avoid that possible problem or were you just able to shoot away?

Hope you get lots of work

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Old November 28th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #3
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Thanks! Not a whooole lot of post, I just edited colors using Apple Color, but if you look at the raw material they look VERY similar so I didn't do too much to make it similar. I would actually say the Canon produced better results than the Sony.

Yes I colored everything on purpose just create a variance of images. Some like it some may not, I was just playing around, thought it would be neat to have something different.

For rolling shutter, we didn't have that many problems at all because we would shoot mainly in line with the photographer. The we would place ourselves behind or beside the flashes.

We didn't really plan on it, we just kind of shot away, but happened to be in the right place!
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Old November 28th, 2008, 11:41 PM   #4
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How do you find the Z7 compared to the A1 regarding low light?
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Old November 29th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #5
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I found that the Canon was much better. And this is an UN-biased opinion as I shot with the Z7 the WHOLE summer and my partner shot with the Canon. While editing, I definitely noticed the Canon was better.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 03:48 PM   #6
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Thanks mate, that's good to know as I have a shoot next week with a guy with a Z7 and he was saying how much better he reckoned it would be in low light.
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Old November 30th, 2008, 12:10 AM   #7
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I found that the Canon was much better. And this is an UN-biased opinion as I shot with the Z7 the WHOLE summer and my partner shot with the Canon. While editing, I definitely noticed the Canon was better.
the canon is better under low light then the Sony Z7 that is a false statement. I've seen the canon under low light it is no where near as good you cant even put your gain up without getting grain.

I think you need to compare the Z1 to the A1

You should post a new thread in the sony section and see what response you get
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Old November 30th, 2008, 10:33 PM   #8
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Yes I've read how the Z7 is getting better low light, but I dunno about mine! Based on the footage from MY cameras, I like the Canon better.

In terms of ergonomics, usability, functions, manual control, etc., Sony is much better which is why I personally shot with it rather than the Canon.

But either way, my Canon is sold and my Z7 is up for sale...

no more HDV for me as I now have 2 EX1s
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Old December 1st, 2008, 12:20 AM   #9
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why have you gone away from HDV the Z7 is an exceptional camera but the EX1 is in it's own class all together.

I personally am waiting for the A1s to be released.
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