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Old July 12th, 2005, 06:44 PM   #1
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XL1/Xl1s for Indy Film

I'm curious about shooting independant shorts with an XL1, specifically:

-Provided the right lens is used, does it have a "professional" look, not necessarily film, but good enough so it doesn't look like you were using a little handycam?

-Are there better cameras for around the same price?
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Old July 13th, 2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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Probably the best camera for the price... very professional looking but harder to use than most cameras in the class. The DVX100a provides a similar image and has 24P and is much easier to use. The XL2 is the best of the SD lot but also is the most expensive.



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Old July 13th, 2005, 05:22 PM   #3
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Scott, FWIW, there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of indie features that have been shot with the XL1/S/2 and DVX100/A class of camcorders. It's good enough for them. :)
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Old July 13th, 2005, 11:10 PM   #4
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Thanks to the both of you, when the summer is over and I have the money, it looks like an XL is going to be bought.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 12:35 AM   #5
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I'd look for a used DVX100. It has a more filmy look (if you believe in that) than the XL1. Plus it's the camera to have for film nerds.
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I think if you plan on using an adaptor, a DVX is the way to go, but if not the canon lenses are just so much better. But then there is that whole 24p issue.
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