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Old May 8th, 2002, 01:47 PM   #1
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Mixing DV sources

I'm interested in picking up a a miniDV cam ($1k range) for shooting "B" roll footage to be mixed with footage shot on a high end (Sony or Canon, not yet determined)

Anyone care to share their wisdom?

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Old May 8th, 2002, 01:53 PM   #2
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Just make sure you match manufacturers. If your main camera is a Canon, then another Canon will be a closer match than a Sony. You could always just color-correct in post but why go through this if you don't have to. Also, make sure your cheap 1-CCD sub-$1000 camcorder has an RGB filter in front of the CCD and not a complimentary color filter. The primary color filters go a long, long way toward getting a 3-chip look. Hope this helps,
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Old May 8th, 2002, 02:23 PM   #3
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Which would you recommend?

Thanks for the quick response.

Which would you recommend? or do you know which have the RGB that you refered to?

Thanks again.
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Old May 8th, 2002, 03:08 PM   #4
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If you can find a Canon Optura Pi, get one. It has been discontinued for awhile but every once so often you can find one. Less than $1000, superb, has the RGB filter. Good luck,
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Old May 8th, 2002, 03:15 PM   #5
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Are you a Canon man?

Chris,

So following your advise, am I to take it you are an XL1 man?
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Old May 8th, 2002, 04:36 PM   #6
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I just used Canon as an example here. Click on the "profile" button below my signature on any of my posts, and it'll pull up a list of gear that I use. You can fill this info in for yourself using the "user CP" button at the top of every page. Hope this helps,
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