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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).


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Old November 20th, 2006, 06:23 PM   #16
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I slightly drop the blacks in post in FCP and raise the saturation a bit-not too much. Not every shot needs this, but even with a customized preset in-camera, the post effects noted above seem to give the images more dimension. This is my experience mostly with Canon, not Panasonic. Panasonic presets seem already on the borderline of too much color. Personally I would rather shoot a flatter image and bump it in post. It gives you more creative options on the timeline.

I'm getting nice results when displaying on a 100" Sony Pearl Projector and the XH-A1 via component out and SD-DVD fom an HDV timeline in Final Cut.
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Old November 25th, 2006, 02:41 AM   #17
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For what its worth I've pulled 24F footage from Kaku into After Effects and performed some pretty severe color corrections on it - far more than you'd ever want to on a real project. And I was shocked at how well the stuff worked. I think that's what actually pushed me over the edge to get the XH A1 rather than wait another eternity saving up for an HVX.
I've been debating this over at DVXuser.com in regards to CCing A1 footage and HVX footage. It seems that the A1 footage holds up SO MUCH BETTER than the HVX footage, regardless of the 4:2:0 compression.

I'm glad I'm not the only one seeing this!
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Old November 25th, 2006, 02:43 AM   #18
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I slightly drop the blacks in post in FCP and raise the saturation a bit-not too much. Not every shot needs this, but even with a customized preset in-camera, the post effects noted above seem to give the images more dimension. This is my experience mostly with Canon, not Panasonic. Panasonic presets seem already on the borderline of too much color. Personally I would rather shoot a flatter image and bump it in post. It gives you more creative options on the timeline.

I'm getting nice results when displaying on a 100" Sony Pearl Projector and the XH-A1 via component out and SD-DVD fom an HDV timeline in Final Cut.
Agreed on both points. The DVX100's color-rendition was great. The HVX200 seems to shove everything a bit over-board. I am trying to find out how you back away from all the ultra-saturated colors.
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