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Old November 3rd, 2003, 04:52 AM   #1
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I've read in this site that to get the most from the camera or any camera you need to light it well.
If you are not in a position to light like at weddings or events venues is there much point in getting the dvx100? Would the cinegamma settings/ progressive scan be really a waste if you cant control your lighting?
Some people who have both gl2 and dvc80 say there isnt really that much of a difference in the quality of the picture.
I would be interested in the opinion people who use the dvx100it for wedding and events.
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Old November 6th, 2003, 02:07 AM   #2
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Old November 6th, 2003, 02:15 AM   #3
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My personal opinion is yes, the DVX100 is not necessarily an appropriate choice for shooting such uncontrolled events. It's really designed to shine best in more controlled "filmmaking" settings. Shooting a dimly lit wedding ceremony in 24p will not produce a cinematic result.

Of course you can always use the 60i or 30p modes but then, to a great degree, you're in the same realm as a Sony and Canon. The DVX100 may also represent a slight disadvantage in that its zoom range is much shorter than these competitors, a fact that -may- hobble you when you're stuck 50 feet away from the vows.
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Old November 6th, 2003, 09:05 AM   #4
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Assuming the majority of your weddings are not held in caves. The DVX is fine, even in the progressive modes w/o gain. I have a camera light and I use that whenever appropriate.
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Old November 6th, 2003, 12:56 PM   #5
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Yang Wen,

Which camera light do you use?

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Old November 7th, 2003, 08:10 AM   #6
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The DVX does 60i, as well as progressive, so I don't see why it is any different than other interlace cameras when it comes to recording weddings. No offense to anyone, but a lot of people are creating a myth that the DVX is only good for 24p, and that just aint so.
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