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Panasonic DVX / DVC Assistant
The 4K DVX200 plus previous Panasonic Pro Line cams: DVX100A, DVC60, DVC30.


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Old September 4th, 2003, 08:20 PM   #1
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Is the DVX100 suitable for an occasional run and gun shooting? I might want to go out and tape a few random interviews on the street for a documentary that I'm shooting. Which auto functions will suffice, or would I have to adjust everything manually (assuming I'm shooting in 60i)? From all the buzz about the Cine-modes, I've gotten the impression that this cam is solely for making movies, but surely its possible to get good spur of the moment shots with it, right?


Also, I plan on shooting a few plays at my school. If I'm shooting from approx 20 yards away at a 30 degree incline from the stage, should I be able to get decent zooms? Or would I have to go for a tele lens?
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Old September 4th, 2003, 08:29 PM   #2
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In 60i mode, it got a reasonably good autofocus, iris and white balance. Probably not the best run and gun camera made, but it certainly works by the reports.

I don't shoot 60i myself, but I also think if you have experience with manual shooting, you can run and gun in progressive mode as well. Just like shooting 16mm or Super 8mm...
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Old September 4th, 2003, 08:54 PM   #3
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Is it comparable to, say a PD150? Or are these two separate beasts with two separate implementations?
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Old September 4th, 2003, 10:48 PM   #4
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I would say it's pretty close to PD150 based on some other reports here. Search for PD150 in this forum...
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