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Old March 14th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #1
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Two camera shoot, progressive or interlaced?

Hello everyone, I have a two camera shoot coming up pretty soon. The downfall is that the cameras do not match. One is a Canon XL A1 and the other is a Sony VX2100.

As you know the A1 is an HDV camera capable of 30p recording. The VX2100 is only standard def interlaced recording. But I want the footage to match as close as possible without compromising quality.

My question is, when setting up the A1 should I shoot standard def with that camera in 60i or 30p? Or should I shoot HDV at 60i or 30p?

Logically I would think SD at 60i to match the SD at 60i the VX2100 is recording. Or would it better better to shoot the highest quality with the A1 that I can and go down from there in post? Will it match as well?
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Old March 14th, 2008, 10:59 AM   #2
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Well, I'm no authority, and I just got my A1 a month ago, but I've been reading on here a lot.

Many people are saying that recording SD on the A1 is pretty low quality. They often recommend recording in HDV and downgrading in post.

I hope this helps. Maybe post this question in the A1 forum instead?
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