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Old June 7th, 2004, 04:04 PM   #1276
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XL-1 Open architecture

I would like to interview filmMakers, dP'S, directors, gaffers for a short promo I'm producing on the XL-1. I want to speak to people who have crested interesting projects with the camera and who choose the XL-1 over the competition. Any ideas who to speak to?
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Old June 8th, 2004, 05:36 AM   #1277
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I've moved your thread to the general DV forum since you are
looking at different camera's.

The question has been asked a lot of times already so please
take a look around the Open DV discussion forum (see link above)
or do a search in that forum.

The best tip anyone can give you (in my opinion) is to make a list
of which things are a must on a camera and which are nice to
have's. Then you can weigh each camera to your list (including
budget) and make an informed decision by researching the
camera's YOURSELF.

Basically no-one else can do this for you for these reasons:

1) it totally depends on what you want to do with the camera (fiction, ENG, documentary, wedding etc.)

2) it totally depends on which things you find important in a camera (and perhaps accesoires you can get for that camera)

etc. etc. we may be able to guide you, but in the end you have
to make the decision. The more you submerge yourself into all
the details the better you can make a decision for your particular
case and needs.

Good luck.
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Old June 8th, 2004, 10:33 AM   #1278
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Another thing that might possibly help your decision would be to go to your closest video store/rental location and play around with them, that seems to help people's decisions along.
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Old June 8th, 2004, 04:38 PM   #1279
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Best set up for wide shots, XL1

What would be the best lens setup for shooting exterior, wide shots, in day light situations, mostly in the woods?

Also, what type of images should I expect with the www.xl1solutions adapter with an Angenieux 12-120 lens?

The XL1 will be mounted on a tripod for 99% of the shots. We want to keep all the action happening in front the camera without panning, medium shots, cutting in for close ups, or anything like that. It's a very moody piece, with hardly any dialogue. We are counting on the images to elavate the story for the audience.

Thanks in advance.
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Old June 15th, 2004, 06:43 PM   #1280
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Wacky focusing. Need help on this one.

Hi,
I am having focusing issues with my XL1s.
So i want to know if its a common thing or are my lenses and camera defective.

When shooting in full manual mode outside, i have the ND filter on and focus on Auto. I experience bad focusing during zoom outs. During slow zooms and fast zooms. The camera doesn't seem to hold the focus.

Whats the problem here?
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Old June 15th, 2004, 06:52 PM   #1281
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read many other posts as well. seems like this is a common problem. but i got my camera in Dec of 2002.
What do you think it would cost me to get this fixed? and where do i go.... cause i'm in Canada?
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Old June 15th, 2004, 07:52 PM   #1282
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You might check the Canon website. Some time ago Canon had a web video showing a production company using XL-1 to produce a commercial for Canon.
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Old June 15th, 2004, 08:01 PM   #1283
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Tons of posts on this. Try Helpful Articles: In and Around the XL1 & XL1S.

I generally stay away from auto focus since it tends to cause more problems than it solves.

Read the articles, and do a search on "soft focus" and see if that starts to answer yor questions. It will certainly help you to ask more precise questions and help you get the info you need.
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Old June 15th, 2004, 08:40 PM   #1284
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See the page "case studies and testimonials" on the Canon DV site.
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Old June 17th, 2004, 06:06 AM   #1285
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Cinetactics for Xl1s? What do you think?

Hi,

I found on the page Cinetactics some Accessories for Canons XL1s.

I was wondering if anybody has used or has any experience with there Products?
As I understand there Filter-holders work, you slide in the Filters (glass) in to one Holder. Is good or health for the Filters? Also the Price looks very realistic.

If anybody can give me some personal experience with this Product, will be very helpful for me.

Thanks


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Old June 17th, 2004, 10:10 AM   #1286
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we were talking about their MatteBlox product in this thread:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...threadid=26365
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Old June 18th, 2004, 03:28 AM   #1287
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Fish Eye Lens suggestions?

I am relatively new to the realm of DV production but I do know what I want my end product to look like.

I've been reading posts here about fish eye lenses and distortion, and I want to find out which one would have the cleanest look for say, a music video.

I am using an XL1 right now and just want to find the best for the buck that I can find, hopefully one of you experts here can at least point me in the right direction!

thanks!
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Old June 18th, 2004, 10:24 AM   #1288
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Rob...unfortunately I don't think anyone here has used one on their XL1. We had a discussion about this recently, but no one jumped in with a specific recommendation or experience.

I am thinking about getting the Century Optics fisheye adapter.
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Old June 18th, 2004, 03:04 PM   #1289
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bummer... I'm trying to "cheat" the look of my videos as much as possible without spending major bucks and that lens was one of my options... thanks though
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Old June 18th, 2004, 09:48 PM   #1290
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Audio prob

Legal videographer. Using the MA 100 adapter & a shure 367 mixer - xlr mic out into the MA 100 - taping in SP with know problems. Taping in LP get audio drop outs. Audio set to 16 bit.

Would prefer to tapein LP. Any ideas appreciated.

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