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Old January 2nd, 2007, 12:50 PM   #1
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HVX vs DVX in low light

Those who have graduated from the DVX to the HVX this question is for you. Does the HVX have a lower light capacity than the DVX?

Is there a shutter/image problem or difference when shooting 1/24 in film mode vs. 1/30 in video mode? Which is best for creating slo-mo in post if shooting on tape?
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 01:08 PM   #2
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Michael, the HVX is as good or better than the DVX for low-light in my experience, but then low-light situations are something I avoid as much as possible. It does happen some of the dance pieces I've filmed, so this is what I'm drawing from.

If you are shooting on tape with the HVX, the absolute best way to get slo-mo is to shoot 720P using the variable frame rates and down-convert to tape.

If you are talking about using a camera other than the HVX200, you can shoot 60i and use this tutorial's method to convert in post:

http://rarevision.com/articles/slow_motion.php#
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 02:34 PM   #3
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The HVX is not as good as the DVX in low light scenarios. The DVX is a stop faster when in progressive mode, and two stops faster when in interlaced mode.
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