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Old May 21st, 2007, 10:21 PM   #1
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Matching the A1 with a PD150

Aside from the obvious of shooting 4:3, 60i does anyone have some input on matching these 2 cameras?

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Old May 21st, 2007, 10:26 PM   #2
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get 2 decent production monitors-set them to bars, plug the 2 cams in and go from there. There are no cookie cutter settings that I've heard of to match those 2 cams so monitors are the best way to good AFAIK.

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Old May 22nd, 2007, 07:11 AM   #3
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That would be the way to go alright, but unfortunately it won't be possible
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:07 AM   #4
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Well if you can't use production monitors then how about a couple of TVs-again set to bars and then adjust the cams. At least it would be close.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 08:24 AM   #5
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My standard reply.... The only way to fully match two different cameras is to Chart both cameras and use a waveform monitor and a vector scope!

By using two monitors to try and eyeball the cameras,
you could tweak for days and still not get them to match.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 03:21 AM   #6
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I think you might want to set the pd150 to fake 16/9 -- it will actually be fairly decent, and it plays to the A1's strength too
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 04:23 AM   #7
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Old May 24th, 2007, 04:10 AM   #8
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Let me know if you are successful. I may need to match my A1 to a VX2100 for a ballet shoot.
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