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Old August 12th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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Panasonic AG-HPX370 for Visual Effects

I have a good tendency towards visual effects, motion graphics, 3D effects, etc. along with video shots. Do you think that Panasonic AG-HPX370 would be a good choice for a such user? Do you think it works effectively for chroma key if I were to use it for graphical applications ? Please keep in mind that I am very much limited to $10000 only.
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Old August 13th, 2011, 05:16 AM   #2
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Re: Panasonic AG-HPX370 for Visual Effects

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Old August 13th, 2011, 08:44 AM   #3
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Re: Panasonic AG-HPX370 for Visual Effects

Yes. DVCPROHD and AVC-Intra are great codecs for chroma key.

Another top current option is Canon's XF300/305
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Old August 13th, 2011, 02:26 PM   #4
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Old August 21st, 2011, 07:51 PM   #5
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Re: Panasonic AG-HPX370 for Visual Effects

I would look at other cameras due to the 370's motion blur problem which has been discussed extensively around here.

I would go for the Sony EX1R and use the internal recordings or maybe a FS100 with a nanoFlash or PIX240. I have used my EX1 and EX3 many times for chroma keying and vfx in addition to using a nanoFlash and its highest bitrate 280Mb I-Frame (which is higher quality than the best ProRes HQ).

I have used both the internal 35Mb recordings in addition to a nanoFlash with excellent results in After Effects, Mocha (easy screen replacement) and Cinema 4D.
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