Pairing PXW-Z150 With NX100 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds
Sony PMW-300, PXW-X200, PXW-X180 (back to EX3 & EX1) recording to SxS flash memory.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 19th, 2016, 08:00 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Portage, MI
Posts: 38
Pairing PXW-Z150 With NX100

I am considering the purchase of either the Sony PXW-Z150 and / or the NX100. For budget reasons I am leaning towards the NX100 as 4k is not a priority for me, but I like the fact that there is room to grow with the Z150.

Does anyone have experience filming with these cameras side by side in HD? In the long run I would like two cameras. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Chad
Chad Ream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2016, 04:44 AM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: upper hunter, australia
Posts: 1,368
Re: Pairing PXW-Z150 With NX100

i would opt for the 4k - not that i think 4k is a commercial necessity but for the reframing ability after shooting 4k....
__________________
www.lesliewand.com.au
Leslie Wand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2016, 06:22 AM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,940
Re: Pairing PXW-Z150 With NX100

The PXW-Z150 only shoots UHD 30P so if you are going to reframe to mix with other cameras shooting 60P or 60i the motion will be different.

Ron Evans
Ron Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2016, 04:46 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
Posts: 749
Re: Pairing PXW-Z150 With NX100

I tested a Z150 on a multi-day job a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed with the image. We had a number of cameras there, and it was being intercut primarily with footage from two FS7's, an A7sii and an X180. (Final release for videos was 1080/24p, but most of the time we shot Z150 at QHD for possible reframing/zooming in.) We also tested it a bit at 1080p/120 slow motion. Really convenient and well balanced - it rapidly became the 'grab a camera and go shoot b-roll' camera.
No NX100's on job, so can't comment/compare for intercutting.
Dave Sperling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 21st, 2016, 07:59 PM   #5
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Portage, MI
Posts: 38
Re: Pairing PXW-Z150 With NX100

I appreciate the responses. I'm coming from Canon's XA20 and expect that there are several advances in the Sony lineup that I would greatly appreciate. Both cameras are reasonably priced.
Chad Ream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2016, 04:11 AM   #6
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Diego, Califonia
Posts: 1,330
Re: Pairing PXW-Z150 With NX100

Chad, try the X70 AX100 forum, that is where the Z150 discussions are going on. I have an X70 and Z150 in 4K, and I don't believe the footage is clear enough to want to crop in on...........if you cropped out a 1080p quarter of the frame, it would look like lower end Handycam footage from a few years ago IMHO. :(

Paul
Paul Anderegg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 27th, 2016, 05:16 AM   #7
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,940
Re: Pairing PXW-Z150 With NX100

Focus is super critical in 4K . If you want to crop in you have to make sure the area you want to crop to is truly in focus. That means a deep depth of focus for most of what you shoot and not always easy. About 2:1 is about all I can use on my FDR-AX1, 3:1 if desperate. Just a small crop or re-position is great though.

Ron Evans
Ron Evans is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:03 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network