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Sony HVR-A1 and HDR-HC Series
Sony's latest single-CMOS additions to their HDV camcorder line.


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Old July 24th, 2006, 01:12 PM   #1
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Hi Everybody, and thank you for all your inputs.

I am from Greenland and part time tv-producer and newly got a A1.

My experience with Cinematone 2 is that it tends to be underexposed on colors oversaturated. I like richness of the picture in outdoor shootings, but indoor shots are not very good.

What are your experiences?
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Old July 24th, 2006, 01:23 PM   #2
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I prefer Cinematone 1 - looks more filmic to me than Cinematone 2. However, both don't feel right. Usually I'll prefer to shoot without any cinematone and try to color correct in post.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 06:20 AM   #3
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I agree with Alex.
After some research, I have found it's better not to use them, and correct while editing.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 05:19 AM   #4
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Yes, I too found out that it is better not to use these "artificial" looks.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 01:05 PM   #5
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I'll throw my hat in with a contrary opinion:

For the best tonal ranges, obviously don't use cinematone. stick with standard and adjust in post.

However, with black stretch on and cinematone 1 engaged, My footage looked VERY filmic. I was shooting a scene of some children crabbing for the first time (inner city baltimore kids) and i was shocked at how "documentary film" (almost 70's doc film, even) the footage looked. The effect was killer and it got rid of any fears of looking like the evening news. Thank you Sony.

For landscapes, I'll still stick with standard, but for the right project, cinematone 1 works.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 03:51 PM   #6
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