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Old November 7th, 2005, 01:43 PM   #1
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Mix Sony FX1 with XL1s

Hi sorry if this has been discussed before

but as iam now using the FX1 in 16:9 how could i best get the nearest
match with the XL1s, yes i know the Canon doesn't do true 16:9 and at this point in time i can't really afford a 16:9 add on lens so is there a way or could i be stuffed

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Old November 8th, 2005, 09:06 AM   #2
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Hello Ian,

This is weird, but I am in a similar situation.

I am going to be shooting a concert soon. I have my XL1S and an FX1 to use.

Does anybody have any advice on getting similar images out of these cameras?
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Old November 8th, 2005, 02:14 PM   #3
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I made a test earlier this year with both these cameras and was able to match them with the colour /gamma correction tools in Avid Xpress DV.
I'll have a look to see if I've still got any frame grabs from them.

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Old November 8th, 2005, 02:19 PM   #4
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All I could find were these 4:3 images - sorry there wasn't anything else left...

FX1: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...nystraight.jpg

XL1s corrected to Sony: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ctedtoSony.jpg


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Old November 8th, 2005, 03:15 PM   #5
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Hi Robin

those 2 images look very close, its the 16:9 that's bugging me the Sony is great when you can get close, but the canon with the interchangeable Len's is a must for for wildlife

So what would be the best way to get the best 16:9 image from the XL1s to match the FX1 in 16:9

My idea is to use the Sony when i can get close and the XL1s when its not possible.

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Old November 8th, 2005, 04:15 PM   #6
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Ian,
I think that the only way of getting comparable pictures in 16:9 between the two cameras is to shoot all the very tight material on the Canon and utilise the 16:9 chip of the FX1 for wider or landscape shots.

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Robin is correct, just dont try to cut the same length shots together. The XL2 cuts much better with the FX1/Z1. I have had BAD luck a couple times with a Z1 in crazy concert vari-light lighting.



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Old November 9th, 2005, 01:35 PM   #8
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Thanks all

Just one thing when editing (i use Edition 6.1) you can set it to capture 16:9, would you use this setting for the Canon footage

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Old November 9th, 2005, 04:22 PM   #9
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Ian,
I would think so - after all, both cameras are producing full height anamorphic pictures.
It's just that the FX1 will have higher resolution.

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Old November 9th, 2005, 04:39 PM   #10
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Thanks Robin for all your help

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