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Old June 18th, 2013, 05:53 AM   #1
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Recording Format Question - multiple camera shoot

Hi,

I have an event this weekend where there'll be four cameras used:

Sony EA50
Sony EX3
Panasonic GH3
Canon 600d

Will be fun matching the footage in the edit...

My question regards the recording formats: Am I better to record at the best quality on each camera, or should I try to match them prior to filming?

Any pointers appreciated!
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Old June 18th, 2013, 06:02 AM   #2
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By all means, try to get them as close as possible BEFORE you shoot! You have a real diverse bunch of gear there and trying to match them in post later could cost you your sanity.
While you might not be able to make a 100% perfect match before the job if you can them the camera close, you'll save an enormous amount of time in the edit!
Always try to match before!!!
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Old June 18th, 2013, 06:06 AM   #3
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Thanks Don - that's what I was thinking but didn't initially want to lose the quality of the higher spec cameras to match with the lower.
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Ryan,
I think the 2 Sonys will be close of course. The others, well you might be better off trying to get them to match as close as possible while still keeping as high a quality as possible but in post choose your cuts carefully. IOW I don't think I
d put a shot from the GH3 next to a clip from the EX3 unless I could get them really close color wise or if you were going to use some sort of SFX.
It's a hard decision when using 4 different cameras and 3 different mfgs.
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