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Old May 19th, 2008, 03:43 PM   #1
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Will Z1U and V1U cut well together?

I did a search on this, and I'm not finding a clear answer.

I want to hire a guy -- he comes with a V1U.

Our core camera set will be Z1Us and XH A1s. We already know from experience that Z1Us and A1s play well together.

My question is: will the V1U play well with the Z1U?

My limited experience is that the V1U footage seems to have a little different texture than the Z1U. Is this correct? I can rent a Z1U, of course, but it simplifies matters considerably if I can hire a camera and operator together.

Has anyone had good luck working with both of these cameras on the same timeline?
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Old May 20th, 2008, 02:00 PM   #2
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Nobody? Nobody has looked into matching these cameras? Rats!
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Old May 20th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #3
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The technology used in those two cams is different, so the outcome will be different, even if not by a lot. If this is an important shot, I would rent another Z1.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 12:24 PM   #4
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I've done it. It works. Make sure your cameras settings give you the best match in the viewfinders and you should only need to make small tweaks in post. If you botch the white balance on any two cameras, that will be much worse than mixing the Z1 and V1. IMHO, the V1 looks better in good light and the Z1 is a bit better in low light.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 01:48 PM   #5
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Thank you for the feedback, Marcus. I have to shoot everything flat (matching 8 cameras, so I can't really match them using in-camera settings, it will all have to be post-processing), and it will be in high daylight. Should I be ok?
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 02:08 PM   #6
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You should be fine, especially when you've managed to successfully match the A1 and Z1 in the edit. If both cameras were to be shooting shoulder to shoulder, then yes - getting two Z1s will be sensible. But I'm guessing this isn't what you plan to do, so sleep soundly and hire the V1 guy.

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