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Old September 3rd, 2010, 05:32 AM   #16
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nice of you to say, but bear in mind pete only took a few shots and only on a steadicam, so those really are just test shots...whereas i shot the whole wedding on it, so had more scope for an actual highlights clip

thanks though ;)
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Old September 3rd, 2010, 04:41 PM   #17
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at long last, my friend Pete over at Engage Cinematic, has uploaded his own XF305 clip...worth a look:
Is it just me or do the whites appear to "glow" again? At 01:10 there are several glidecam sequences where the whites are blown out yet the background appears to be quite dark. How is the dynamic range on this camera? it almost seems if it has problems with bright white colors?
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Old September 15th, 2010, 03:57 PM   #18
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Richard, thanks for sharing- and great edit to boot. I'm a huge Canon fan and currently own 3 XH-A1s which I shoot weddings with, and a 5DmkII and 7D which I use for mostly commercial/corporate work. As others have stated the IQ on Vimeo doesn't look any better than an XH-A1 however the full res screen grabs truly show it's strength in resolution.

If Canon had priced these a bit lower (ie in the 4k) range I may have entertained the thought about switching. However the 7k+ price tag, IMHO, is too rich- especially in lieu of the ultra affordable Canon DSLRs. I can imagine the Canon Photo Division putting quite a hurting on the Video Division.

Either way- thanks for sharing, and keep up the great work!
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