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Old September 2nd, 2003, 02:54 AM   #1
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Mixing PD 150 footage with Canon XL1 footage...

This wouldn't be noticable, would it? I'm shooting a few filler shots for my short and I can't seem to get a hold of the Canon XL1 that I used for the first shoot. I can however get a Sony PD 150. I know there are debates about which is better but do you think I could mix the footage without the average viewer noticing?

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Old September 2nd, 2003, 09:25 AM   #2
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No matter how many times I try to match different cameras to one another, I can always see a subtle difference. I think you will find the same is true with a PD150 and XL1. Different chips, lenses, etc.
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Old September 3rd, 2003, 11:14 AM   #3
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As long as you color and brightness/contrast correct, you should be fine. The only thing to worry about is if you're shooting under odd lighting conditions, because the PD150 has much better low light performance than the XL1s. So there it might be difficult to color correct. But under normal (good) light, simple color correction should do the trick.
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Old September 3rd, 2003, 10:09 PM   #4
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For me, color correction isn't the issue--its the sharpness of the image. I dont find that the PD-150 and XL1s cut together well.
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Old September 4th, 2003, 02:49 AM   #5
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Sharpness? So which is sharper? If it's the PD 150 then that shouldn't be a problem because I could just soften the footage for those particular shots. If its the Canon, I wouldn't want to do that to my whole short just to match a few new shots.

Thanks for the info by the way.

Jay.
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