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Old March 17th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #1
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fx-1000 and a pd-170

Has anyone used these 2 cameras together in SD mode, and can you tell me if the picture is close. I was concered because one is CCD and the other is CMOS.

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Old March 18th, 2009, 12:38 AM   #2
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I used a PD150 and FX1000 and was surprised at how well they matched up. Not perfect but not bad. I ran the PD150 up front at a wedding and the Fx1000 from the back. If you don't have any other choices, it should work out fine, especially if you white balance them both.

In the dark reception hall they looked almost identical.

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Old March 18th, 2009, 12:19 PM   #3
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Jeff, My Z7 has a picture profile called "PD Color" which is supposed to match the color profile of the PD series camcorders. I don't know if the FX1000 has this or not but I would recommend using it if it does.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 01:22 PM   #4
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It doesn't but it would be great if you could post the individual settings within that PP so we could replicate.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 01:57 PM   #5
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I am not sure how much this will help since I don't think many of the settings are available on the FX1000.

Master Black +2
Gamma PD
Black Gamma High -3
Knee Auto
Color Mode Standard Level 8
Color Level 0
Color Phase 0
Color Depth M
Color Correct Off
WB Shift Filter Type LB-CC
LB [Col Temp] 0
CC [MG/GR] 0
Detail 0
Skin Detail Off

I hope that helps. I am almost ashamed to say that I don't know what half of that means.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 02:00 PM   #6
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It posted everything a little different than I typed it. Just for clarification. Filter type, LB and CC are all under the heading of WB shift.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 03:05 PM   #7
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Thanks, Greg. I only had PD150 in use with FX1000 for one event before I got a second one, hence I don't shoot with it anymore.

That is however very useful information, and while I wish I had known that before, I am currently editing that very event right now, and the footage is remarkably similar, so it worked out anyway.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 04:54 PM   #8
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Wow Greg, great post. Since I have both cameras that is really going to come in handy.
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