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Old November 12th, 2006, 10:22 PM   #31
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Tim,

I think you'll love the V1 once you see it at DV Expo West. It's a great camera and yes, it's small and light! Think PD-170--that's the impression I got. But on steroids, of course (image quality, not size).

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Old November 12th, 2006, 11:30 PM   #32
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But the A1/G1 has a wider lens which I really want.
For me the extra telephoto is a plus for the V1U. Telephoto tends to need more light anyway, so I'd rather have it built-in, and not have to add any extra glass to get it. Also I find that for me, it's easier to get wide shots that are lit or that I can easily light, so I don't mind adding the extra glass to use the wide angle at that point. But that could just be me.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 11:33 PM   #33
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... you'll love the V1 once you see it at DV Expo West
Yeah the V1U's a looker, sweet personality too. I'm usually a Canon guy, but the V1U made me look twice.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 02:54 AM   #34
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Well for the Picture Profile parameter adjustments, here's the items that can be modified in the Picture Profile menu on the Fx7 (V1 may be the same or have expanded capabilities) :

COLOR LEVEL (from -8 to +7)
COLOR PHASE (-7 greenish to +7 reddish)
SHARPNESS (0 to 15)
SKINTONE DTL (TYPE1 thru TYPE3 and also OFF)
WB SHIFT (-7 to +7)
CINEMATONE GAMMA (changes gamma curve to mimic film)
PROFILE NAME (you can change the names of all six Picture Profiles to anything you want).

You have 4 preset Picture profiles and 2 ones you can do custom profiles for, and all of them can be renamed.
Thank you for this information Stu. I can't see anything there that would warrant the 3d LUT and simulating film stock fan-fare. I assume therefore there must be addition parameters on the V1. I wonder if Douglas would care to comment?

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Old November 14th, 2006, 01:48 AM   #35
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Best for greenscreen?

We are taking on making indie fantasy movies with lotsa greenscreen and bluescreen.
Sample shot (1 meg):
http://island.manukau.ac.nz/iafilm/t...eoffA_Demo.wmv
Fairly good we think for a modest Canon Optura consumer camcorder but we want to go up to HDV.

With what you people know so far, any thoughts on which (both?) of the Canon A1/ Sony V1 is likely to perform well for greenscreen/bluescreen?
Any owner care to shoot 5 secs of object eg soft toy against a plain blue or green background and post it?
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Old November 14th, 2006, 07:17 AM   #36
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We are taking on making indie fantasy movies with lotsa greenscreen and bluescreen.
Sample shot (1 meg):
http://island.manukau.ac.nz/iafilm/t...eoffA_Demo.wmv
Fairly good we think for a modest Canon Optura consumer camcorder but we want to go up to HDV.

With what you people know so far, any thoughts on which (both?) of the Canon A1/ Sony V1 is likely to perform well for greenscreen/bluescreen?
Any owner care to shoot 5 secs of object eg soft toy against a plain blue or green background and post it?
I did a quick search for HDV and chroma key.

This thread was at the top - http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...hdv+chroma+key

I've not done any keying yet with any HDV camera so I can't speak from personal experience. That will change in the next week though. I'm going to shoot both DV and HDV at the same time and compare the difference for a corporate video I'm working on right now.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 07:22 AM   #37
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John, the HC3 has HDMI and so will the upcoming V1U. You can pull 4:2:2 uncompressed using Blackmagic's HDMI intesity board directly from the sensors. I'm sure that will key very well.

Let me add that you might be able to hook any HDV camera via component (using an HDMI adaptor) and get a 4:2:2 signal as well.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 09:34 AM   #38
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I think Spot will be able to comment on this--he does greenscreen work with the Z1 and may have done some stuff with the V1, but I'm not sure.

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