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Old August 25th, 2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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Mixing two different cameras: DVX100b & XL1

I am shooting a wedding this Saturday with two cameras, the DVX 100b and the XL1. I own the DVX100b and always use the 24p mode. Since I am editing the footage together, should I use the 30p mode or is there a way to shoot 24p and edit in 29.97. What is the best way without creating any complications in post? What will look the best?
As of now, I am planning on shooting the DVX in Scene Mode on 30p and shooting the XL1 in frame mode at 30.
Appreciate any advice on the best way to match these cameras.
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(A side question: Should I avoid using gain on either camera and set up lights at the reception)
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Old August 25th, 2009, 01:02 PM   #2
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(A side question: Should I avoid using gain on either camera and set up lights at the reception)
I can't speak as to matching those two cameras specifically, but I can say with great confidence that you should set up lights if you have them. I would even go so far as to borrow some if you do not have your own and know a friend that won't be using theirs. Why would you choose to up the Gain if you didn't have to?
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Old August 25th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #3
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I've been playing around with a similar idea. I own the DVX100B and a JVC HD 200U

Since you record on F5 (24p) it's actually embedded on the tape at 29.97
I dont know much about the XL1... But I used to own a GL2 with frame record and it wasn't progressive. I think your going to have a hard time matching 30p with frame mode.

I think the safest thing to do is shoot in 60i on both cameras.

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Old August 25th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #4
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Progressive an option

I am not so familiar with the Xl1, but I think it has a progressive option.
Is there anything else I can do other than 60i?
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Old August 25th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #5
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not progressive

I was wrong. The XL1 does not shoot progressive but shoots at 30 frames and the DVX shoots at 30p. Does that work? If not, I will just shoot 60i.

In reply to lighting. I will use lighting, but how does that work when you can't light the whole place? Would you set up 2 lights and move them around, or just pick the best place to set them up (dancefloor, bride and groom)?
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